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4/23/92 (Day 159) — Children’s Memorial Day 11

April 23, 2011

It still amazes me to see the size of the equipment we used with Molly and Isaac when they first came home. This is one of Ike's blood pressure cuffs. The cuff itself is about 4 inches long, but when you wrap it around and velcro it closed, the maximum diameter is about an inch. It won't close around my thumb or index finger, and barely fits around my pinkie.

Home nursing notes:

Dad says Isaac took about 40 ccs of 1/2 breast milk 1/2 formula before midnight and was laying quietly awake but drowsy in his crib, bundled in blanket and covered loosely by quilt at 12:00 a.m. His skin was warm/dry. Clear breath sounds with good aeration. At 12:30 he started fussing and moving around, and after a diaper change was sucking vigorously on his pacifier, so I offered him a bottle of 1/2 and 1/2. He took 30 ccs, but needed frequent rests periods and burped well. While asleep, he moves his nasal cannula out of the nares opening, but there was no color change when I repositioned it. Whimpers while sleeping. At 4:00 a.m., took 30 ccs of 1/2 and 1/2 eagerly in 30 minutes, then fell asleep after a good burp. Awake at 5:00 am.m and too another 10 ccs before falling back to sleep. Woke up gradually at 7:00 a.m.. for another 20 ccs of 1/2 and 1/2 with Vidylin. 1cc emesis while burping, otherwise tolerated feeding. Had several rest periods and took 10 more ccs.

Drank 30 ccs of 1/2 and 1/2 at noon. No vomiting, apnea or bradycardia. Isaac appeared comfortable. Abdomen soft and full. Runny brown stool. Gave him a bath.

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