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5/20/92 (Day 186) — Preemies at Home, day 53

May 20, 2011

Nothing like a little perspective. This is one of Ike's little socks that my mom and I had bought for him when he was still in the hospital. He was finally big enough to keep them on his feet (loosely — the elastic helped a lot). Alas, he was also skilled enough to work them off his feet. Honestly, I don't know why I bothered to buy either of them socks for the next couple of years, because all they did was take them off as soon as I put them on. But those tiny, blue tinged toes begged me to clothe them, so I tried … often all day long. We also started what was to become a huge collection of "one socks"; you know, the sock you have left over when one of them is eaten by the dryer or sucked into the woodwork. If you think it's easy to lose regular sized socks, imagine how easy it is to misplace one of these little bitties.

[Ed. note — almost up to date. Stayed tuned. I’ll try to get caught up over the next few days. Thanks.]

Home nursing notes:

Isaac

Isaac up at 1:30 a.m. for change of diaper and circ care. Fed 35 ccs formula. Up at 5:00, fed 40 ccs; no nasal flaring or retractions. Up at 7:00 a.m. for 20 ccs of formula. Meds given and report given at 8:00 a.m., Isaac awake and quiet. Breath sounds clear in all lobes.

Molly

Up at 1:00 a.m., fed 50 ccs of formula, returned prone to crib. Up at 3:00 a.m., changed diaper with large void. Fed 60 ccs and returned to crib. No retractions or nasal flaring. Fed 45 ccs at 7:00 a.m. Diapered after large void. Meds given at 7:45. No bradycardia, no apnea noted. Slight nasal congestion noted at 3:30 p.m. No nasal flaring, no retractions, no change in cardiac status.

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