Baby Emmett, NICU

NICU day 53

Today was pretty uneventful. No changes, for better or worse; just a lot of the same. In fact, even his weight remained unchanged. Still holding steady at 4 1/2 lbs.

Tomorrow they are going to take him off his caffeine to see if that helps reduce the reflux. They usually stop caffeine around 35 or 36 week, anyway, and he’ll be 34 weeks tomorrow. It takes about 5 days to leave his system, so by the time it’s out he’ll be almost 35 weeks. Interestingly, I’m getting conflicting recommendations when it comes to caffeine between the doctor on rotation this morning versus the one last night, which is a little frustrating. When I pointed this out to the doctor this morning she said there’s no right or wrong way; just different schools of thought. She explained her reasons and then ultimately left the decision up to me, which is a little scary. I hope I made the right choice!

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