Friday, September 25, 2009

9/18/09 - A BIG DAY FOR ALLIE!

Hello ~ Today they are going to try (for a 3rd time) to get Allie off the ventilator. I got to hold her for the first time last night and we had a little pep talk. I know she can do it. So please pray that if and when they remove it she can handle the changes and STAY off. The last two times it's been taken out she has done great for a few hours but then struggled enough that they had to put it back (which is very hard on her). (Mommy holding Allie for the 1st time!)

Olivia has been moved back to the triplet room (Norah's room). So they are together again! Olivia's settings on the nasal cannula have been lowered and she is doing fantastic. (No bradys, no drop in oxygen, etc.) It's like once she got over her infection she decided to challenge Norah to prove she can be stronger. They have even dressed her in a little hospital shirt and talked about moving her from the isolette to a crib!

Norah hit 3 lbs a few nights ago (she was the last one to hit that mark) and is now at 3 lbs 3 oz. Olivia was 3 lbs. 6 oz. last night and Allie was 3 lbs 2 oz. Allie has almost gained a who pound since birth. She started at 2 lbs. 5 oz. (our smallest).

All girls got held yesterday! First time for that. Norah and Olivia are almost on 1 oz. of milk per feeding! I know it doesn't seem like much but considering what they started on...this is huge. These two are so alert when they are awake. Both will try to focus on your face and actually respond to our voices. This melts my heart. We are thankful for the wonderful progress this week! We are praying for Allie to be strong enough to stay off the ventilator so that she can eventually be back with her sisters in the triplet room. We continue to pray for each of them and their development. They are growing stronger everyday.

Thank you for your faithful prayers for our girls!

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