October 12, 2010
We had an appointment with Dr. Stein, the neurologist, yesterday and she checked his reflexes. She scheduled an EEG for 10/22 and was happy with her findings and believes the seizures were cased by a temporary, benign condition of blood thickening due to dehydration in newborns called central venous thrombosis.
Later, we stopped at the pediatrician's office for a weigh-in. He gained 6 ounces over the weekend and now weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces. This is a good finding as he gained six ounces over the weekend.
On a sidenote, I took this photo on my iPhone using a program called Hipstamatic that recreated the effects, or lack of effects, of a Polaroid Instamatic photo. This is my favorite photo of little Tobin.
Today, Tobin went to see the pediatrician and was able to have his Phenobarbital dosage cut in half. This is a great step and yields a much happier and more energetic little man.
Today, we were able to take our baby boy home for the first time. We are optimistic, even though our little guy will remain tethered to an apnea monitor for a month or so. We are so grateful for each step. God has a plan and we continue to praise Him for his blessings each day.
October 5, 2010
God is good. The NICU doctor reported to us that Tobin's MRI appeared normal. It still needs to be reviewed by the specialist in the morning, but we feel this is an answered prayer. We hope to take him home tomorrow.-Scott
October 4, 2010
Today, Tobin is on week old and God is Great.
He is feeding better than expected, gaining weight and scheduled for an MRI at 7:30 in the morning. His IV was removed, yet he is still receiving his Phenobarbital, the anti-seizure medicine, by mouth.
He is due to be released on Wednesday and we are overjoyed to have some light at the end of this tunnel and excited about the opportunity to bring our youngest son home for the first time.