Monday, April 6, 2009

Elden is doing really well. Yesterday he had to have a blood transfusion, but that was somewhat expected. Every time the nurses draw blood from him, they record how much they took out of him. Then after they take so much out, say a total of 20 milliliters for example, then they have to give him a transfusion. Also his hematocrit levels were low. He was at a 27 and they like to see that number 30 or higher.

Yesterday he weighed 2 pounds 15 ounces and today he weighs 3 pounds 2 ounces! He reached his 3 pound mark! Though as Lee pointed out, it was probably due to the transfusion.

Also yesterday, he ate 13 milliliters of out the bottle! That is the best he's done. I hope that continues to go well. Once he is eating 2 full bottles on his own a day I can start nursing him. Today he did pretty good and ate 8 milliliters.

We had a good weekend and enjoyed conference. When Clark listened he loved the candy game we had to listen for a specific word and then he would get a piece of candy. Also they enjoyed coloring the ties of the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles.


Christina said...

Seth had several transfusions because of all the blood draws for all the tests. After having so much blood taken, his body would act sick and he'd have slight setbacks. But after a transfusion he'd perk back up and keep improving. Poor little guys. Heavenly Father surely has a mission for these special spirits.

Photo Crazy! said...

I am so glad he is doing so well! I appreciate the updates.