He's up on his oxygen a bit. He was at 32% when I left. That, in and of itself, isn't too concerning.
The blood in his stool was more troublesome. I changed a diaper shortly before his bath that looked suspicious. I wasn't sure it was blood and neither was the nurse. She said she's watch closely but wasn't concerned.
We gave him a bath. After he was all fresh and clean and had a new diaper on, he pooped again. What else would a baby do? So I went ahead and changed his diaper again. This time I was pretty sure it really was some flecks of blood. I called the nurse over again. She went and got his day nurse (who I know and trust) and she wasn't too concerned. They both thought it was probably a fissure. I asked her to tell the NP anyway.
She was in the middle of helping another baby with a bath, so she said she would shortly. So we went ahead and went to dinner. I hated leaving, but I promised the husband a meal together.
When I called back an hour later to see what the NP said, she said the NP wasn't too concerned either but they'd "keep a close eye."
If you'll pardon the pun- I hate this shit. I'm going to call very shortly to see how his midnight diaper change/hands on is. And I'll be talking to our pediatrician and someone else about it tomorrow. I realize he's done this before and that he's pooping fine and not showing any other signs of trouble, but I am absolutely an err-on-the-side-of-caution kinda gal. So I'm worried.
No one else seems to think I should be worried, but I am.
They did add more fortifier to his milk yesterday. Maybe it's too rich. I don't know.
They started him on some reflux meds today. He gets some mylanta before each feeding and some Zantac. The mylanta is given to him in a nipple so that it can coat his esophagus. He loves the stuff. I let the nurse give it to him today in case he didn't swallow it well. I took photos. He did great. He did desaturate a bit, but it was because he was sucking so hard & eagerly, that he'd forget to breathe. My little glutton.
Please pray that his guts are okay. Cue the moose.
Speaking of pictures... for your viewing pleasure:
A mommy's eye view:
Freshly bathed & glowing:
Who needs a cannula in their nose? It's tasty!
Grandma holds me for the first time:
Hey! You're not my mommy!
Gettin' the shot ready:
Hey, this eating thing is pretty alright:
Daddy settles me after my bath: