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June 3 11:08PM

posted Jun 3, 2010, 9:41 PM by Sean Molby   [ updated Jun 4, 2010, 9:49 PM ]

Happy 8 week Birthday Tristan!!


Today was a trying and stressful day! It turns out I was correct and Tristan’s hemoglobin had dropped from 13.7 to 12.0 (this is a lot) in less than two days, so we needed another transfusion and that meant another IV. It took two different teams, three hours and four tries but we finally got one in, poor Tristan has been stuck so many times he probably feels like a pin cushion.


He looks much better and is back to his normal, abnormal pink color (ha ha)-- for those of you that don’t know a normal unsick baby is usually a pink color, so that is normal; but for a sick and especially a heart defect baby their color is usually pale or grayish, however Tristan is not normal even in his abnormality and he is, against all medical odds, “normally” very pink! (hope that wasn’t too confusing) J


Not much else happened today. Tristan is now resting peacefully and most likely will stay asleep through the night!


Also, he is finally getting bigger!!! He is now 22 ½ inches and weighs 8 lbs 2 oz. Up from his birth and 1 month weight of 7 lbs .04 oz and 18 ½ inches!!!!