Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Extreme Louis close-up! Big Louie now weighs 5 lbs 11 oz. The average preemie gains 20 grams a day and Louie has averaged 48 grams a day of weight gain! He had his eye exam today (preemies are at risk for ROP, Retinopathy of Prematurity. This is what caused Stevie Wonder to be blind) and he has no problems whatsoever. He didn't particularly enjoy the exam and you can still see his dilated pupils in the picture above (why did Daddy have to use the flash?) He does have a blonde fundus, meaning he likely will have light colored eyes! He is doing well with his nursing and improving with the bottle feeding. He's on track to come home before Christmas! Posted by Picasa


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Amy & Jason! He is beautiful! He even looks "fat!" ha ha He looks so healthy and contented. I can't tell you how happy we are for you all. Proud Aunt Jen keeps me informed on all the progress and I know precious cousin Katie can't wait til Louis can "come out and play!" You are all very lucky and blessed! Love ya, Rhonda

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