Thursday, March 23, 2006

3/23/06 Update

Quick Update: Emma is up to 2 lbs. 10 oz. She had her eyes checked yesterday and so far so good. There is nothing which would lead the doctor's to believe she is in danger of having any vision issues at this point. YAY. She is now 15 inches, so she has grown 1/2 inch since she was born. Today she was up to 22 cc/ml per feeding. They give her this over the course of 1 hour through her pump, every 3 hours. Tomorrow they might try giving her the feeds through a hanging syringe, instead of through the pump. Which basically means she'll get it at a much faster rate and it would be one more step towards starting nipple feeds. She is beginning to pull out her canula constantly which is good and bad. Good because they are going to try to wean her since she is doing it, bad because she sometimes gets spells when she does it. Speaking of her spells. She is having fewer spells now and the ones she is having are more "self resolved" now. She is still needing some stimulation at times, but definitely nowhere near where we were last week. All in all she is doing well. We have been given the go ahead to put nicu shirts on her so the next pictures you see she'll probably be "all dressed up"!


Kelly (ILuvBabies) said...

That's great Elaina! WTG EMMA! And what a strong one to pull out her tubes. She is making such progress now and is well on her way to recovery. WAHOO!

wheezeybouncer said...

go emma. but rember, if you're bein naughty you gotta be able to help yourself a bit ;o)

big hugs to the big strong girl
geina x

~Di~ said...

WTG Emma! Keep up the good work!
It is so wonderful to see she is doing so well. I hope all goes well with the weaning and feeding via the syringe. Pretty soon she will be getting her milk straight from Momma. (((((big big Hugs)))))to you all!

Kimber said...

That's great gain! A half ounce a day is nearly in the range of full term babies. That's great!

I hope all goes well with the syringe feedings. When she's doing good with that, maybe you can try a SNS after you've pumped completely. Whooo Hooo!!!!

Kym said...

Yippee!! I'm so happy she continues to do so well! I can't wait to see her in her clothes!!!

Leslie said...

All right! What a strong little girl. : D I can't wait to see her in some cute little clothes!