Tuesday, March 21, 2006

3/21/06 Update

Emma is doing well overall. She is up to 2 lbs. 9 oz. She had the probe test done to measure her acid reflux over a 24 hour period and we should get the results back tomorrow. She is now getting 20cc feeds, over a 2 hour period, every 3 hours. She is handling it well so far and digesting it. Her spells are getting less and less and she is resolving more of them on her own. We are SO proud of her. She looks great, her color, her skin, she has tons of dark hair (although towards the front it looks like she got a bad blonde highlight job done. lol). The nurse today said she can start wearing light shirts and onesies. I am so excited. If we go see her tonight than I will bring some and hopefully the night nurse will let me put them on her and we will snap some pictures. Seems as though she is on an upward swing now. We're hoping she continues. If all goes well without any setbacks than it's just a matter of weaning her off of her oxygen and getting her big enough to maintain her own temperature (around 3 1/2 pounds), and getting her to be able to take all of her feedings from breast or nipple. Oh, and of course to stop having her brady/desat spells. It's hard not for us to get giddy about her progress, but we know that anything can happen. So, all is well. Here are a few pictures from the past few days, including a few of Lily and Daddy baking cookies for all of the nurses!

7 comments:

Kelly (ILuvBabies) said...

Glad she is doing well and look at all that hair! Hope she continues improving so she can go home.

And Lily is getting big! She looks like a clone of Sean. :)

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful to hear that she's doing so well! Here's hoping the days fly by until she can be home with her family. :)

Kimber said...

That is wonderful news! She's looking great too. You must be soo proud of her. I know anything can still happen but wow, she's doing so well right now.

How sweet of you to make cookies for the nurses!

Bonnie said...

we are soooo glad things seem to be improving. Watching the progress daily. Keep up the good attitude.

wheezeybouncer said...

lily, you're meant to bake the cookies, not eat the raw dough ;o) (good taste though sweetie)

emma, gee, keep up the good work precious. i keep refreshing this page to see what mama' sgot to say about her little princess

caden.... i just did'nt wantt o leave you out darling!

geina xx

Tara said...

woohoo this is great news!! And OMG that hair... since the pic on the 11th til now, it sure has grown. Maybe thats part of her growth spurt!
Im glad to see she is doing so well. Before we all know it she will be coming home.
Awesome update Elaina
-Tara- from PIL

Leslie said...

I'm so glad she's doing well. : D She's just adorable with all that hair...reminds me of mine!

Lily is sooo cute!