__marie! (abetterdayx) wrote,

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2 months old!

Camden is 2 months old today!!! :)

I can't believe how much time has gone by, he's grown so much and i'm so incredibly proud of him. He's 3 lbs 15 oz today and growing steadily, the NICU staff has upped his feeding amount to 30 mls every 3 hours, and he was taken out of isolation yesterday (due to the infection that he had had). He also has had his rate on the ventilator decreased to 18%, and the doctor's are talking about putting him back on the CPAP machine. I just hope that this time he will be ready for it, but he has recieved steroid shots to help his lungs out and the nurses have said that it has helped. I just can't wait until I can hold him again..I actually can't wait even more for Christian to hold him because he has still not been able to hold him (although he could of held him when he was on the CPAP machine last time but he didn't want to because the machine was connected through some face mask thing and he looked really uncomfortable). He's also going to be getting another eye exam today and last time his heart rate went up to 235 at the highest, so hopefully he will do better with it - but I know even I don't like eye exams so I can't even imagine how it could be for my little baby boy. I can't wait to see him though and I hope everything will just continue to progress.

One of the doctors called me later today to let me know that Camden's eyes are looking a little worse than the last time they checked, so he is going to have to have laser eye surgery due to dangerous retinopathy. The doctor told me that after all her 16 years of dealing with premature babies eyes, in only one case did it go wrong and that was because the mother was incarcerated and was not able to keep up with eye checkups, etc. Please continue to keep Camden in your thoughts and prayers and pray that everything goes well with the surgery and his time at the NICU.

P.S. I still can't believe I graduated! ...surreal!
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