The boys are really doing well. The eye doctor has been pleased with the progress of both boys and says the ROP is regressing. Evan gets his two weeks post surgery check up tomorrow so hopefully that will go well.
Evan seems to have done better recovering from the eye surgery and has been able to take a 5 oz weight lead over his brother Aiden. Evan currently weighs 5 lbs 15 oz and Aiden is at 5 lb 10 oz.
Aiden was weaned off his nasal canula on Tuesday of last week and has been able to keep it off so far. They tried Evan last week but he only made it about 10 minutes before his blood oxygen saturation started to fall off. He is now on a low flow (0.04 liter per minute) oxygen canula and has done well on it for the last week. If needed they can send him home on this amount of oxygen support but hopefully he will be able to shed his canula next time they try this week.
Both boys have started to take a bottle really well now. Evan was a natural from the beginning but Aiden took a while to get use to sucking, swallowing, and breathing. In the last few days however both boys have been able to feed exclusively from a bottle and no longer have feeding tubes down their noses. The boys have also been getting some practice nursing from mom and usually do pretty well.
Evan in his elephant shoes.
Evan smilling with milk drool.
Aiden taking a look around.
Evan and Aiden on momm'a lap.
Evan all bundled up.