5.2

Monday: July 23rd

Weight: 5 pounds 2 ounces per Dr. Dickson’s scale. That’s a weight gain of 2.5 ounces in a day and a half. We are ELATED and SO THANKFUL!

Biliribun level: rebound test pending. he’s been off the lights for 24 hours and just had his blood drawn. We’ll know the results in the morning. Hopefully his levels are still dropping.

Dr. Dickson was impressed with little Davey today. He was expecting to see an emaciated baby and instead he saw our lil’ dude… not at all emaciated. Good color (a little on the orange side still from the jaundice). Alert. So that was very encouraging. We’ll stop back in the office again on Wed and on Friday to have him weighed on Dr. D’s scale again. I imagine the home nurse will return tomorrow, as well, to pick up the bilibed that’s no longer in use.

We had a rough night with ATTEMPTING to feed him every two hours, but we made it through. Your prayers have sustained us through those late night and early morning hours. We are blessed to have friends and family who love us enough to lift us (and Davey) before the throne of our Heavenly Father. THANK YOU!

7 thoughts on “5.2

  1. Hang in there, Tam! These first few weeks are a BIG adjustment. You guys are doing great. I’m so glad to hear about Davey’s weight gain! Yay! Keep up the good work.

  2. I’m so happy to hear the good news!!! I didn’t get to see you today, lil’ Davey, but Grandpa and I are thinking of you all the time and praying for you and Mommy & Daddy, too. We love you all so much!!! See you tomorrow :-)

  3. I’m so happy to hear the good news!!! I didn’t get to see you today, lil’ Davey, but Grandpa and I are thinking of you all the time and praying for you and Mommy & Daddy, too. We love you all so much!!! See you tomorrow :-)

  4. Yay! Good news! I’ve been praying and I’m glad to hear Davey’s finally gaining some weight. It’s hard to get them to eat when they are so sleepy all the time.

  5. Good work, Dave and Tam! We are so happy that the newest DCD is being supported by so much prayer and love. It’s a great family legacy. xo

  6. As a mom, I’ve taken so much comfort from Isaiah 40:11:
    “He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young.”
    Sometimes it takes our children to remind us how desperately we need to be “gently led” and how much, in addition to OUR love, our babies need to be carried “close to His heart”. So glad to know that Davey has a mom and dad who are asking for those very things. Love you.

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