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As of September 4th, Roan graduated from the NICU and was able to come home! Twenty days ahead of schedule!!
He's 5 weeks old, weighs 5lbs, and is 17in long. He passed his hearing test, and his eye exam came back clear. He's presently on 1/8th O2 but his levels didn't change with the rise of elevation so they don't expect he'll be on it for long.
He had a trip to the ER on Thursday during a pediatrician visit due to a low temperature, but the nurse who was tending to him at the clinic demanded he be unclothed and unwrapped for nearly forty minutes! Of course he was going to run cold! He spent two extra days at the hospital after that, went through a series of tests, and everything came back clean. He was basically being a preemie .. Go figure.
All in all, he's remarkably healthy. We're keeping a close eye on his temperature in case it does drop again, and have added an extra heater to our room.
The only complication we've faced has been his gas pains. For reasons unknown, none of his doctors want to address the fact he's in horrible pain and they don't have any suggestions or remedies for us to try. For now, we're just holding him as seen above to help him release that extra gas.. Hopefully we can find something that works so the little guy sleeps a little better.
Thank you!!! We're super excited to have him with us! We talked to a pediatrician today during an appointment (he's gained another ounce!) and they suggested gripe water. We're hoping that does the trick, otherwise we'll keep having him sleep on our chests on his belly to help.