Friday, September 25, 2009

9/16/09 update on girls...

All girls are at or over 3 lbs. as of today and all are on mommy's milk!!! Grow, grow, grow!

All girls have been on "room air" most of this week (meaning they need no additional oxygen). Today two of them were on very minimal oxygen but doing so well.

Olivia - what can I say about this girl? She started feeling better and has taken off! On Sunday they started her steroid with hopes of removing her vent this week. They removed the vent on Monday and she did fantastic without it. So Monday she was on the SiPAP. By our visit Tuesday evening she was already on the high flow nasal cannula...the same thing that Norah has been on. She's around 3 lbs. 11 oz. They actually had her dressed in a little hospital shirt last night and were discussing that she might be moved to a crib (out of her isolette) later this week. And gave her a big girl pacifier. HOLY COW...this little girl is growing up! So proud of you Olivia!!!

Allie - is still on the vent. They are getting a little dark blood out of her tummy and believe she might have a stress ulcer from the vent, meds, etc. so they started her on Zantac today. Hopefully that will make her feel better. Otherwise, she is staying right at 3 lbs. She's comfortable and enjoying mommy's milk.

Norah - when she wakes up she is a very alert little girl. She tries so hard to focus on whoever is talking to her. WE LOVE IT. She officially hit 3 lbs last night...yea!!! She was the final one to hit that mark. They are starting to think she might have a little reflux which might be the reason for her bradys (but she's still doing really well on the nasal cannula). They may be putting her on some meds for this...but not sure of that yet.

We have so much to be thankful for! Thank you for your prayers! We love you all.

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