Saturday, November 8, 2008

10 Days Old

Everything continues to go well today. Lauren was taken off of all feeds a few days back because she was having some green residual and an x-ray showed extra air in her abdomen. She was taken off CPAP and moved down to a lower setting on the nasal canula to reduce the amount of air getting into her abdomen. They tried letting her breathe on her own, but it wasn't working out so well yet, so she remains on the canula at the lowest setting and as soon as they feel her system is ready, they will start her over on feeds. They just want to be careful so that she doesn't develop any serious gastrointestinal issues. She is gaining weight, though, on IV nutrition. Her brain scan came back the same and so we will do another on the 28th day of life. Chances are good that all will be fine, but they will need some good imaging when she's a little bigger to make sure.

Olivia is breathing completely on her own and taking in 12cc of breastmilk, increasing by 2cc every 12 hours. Although she was off to a very slow start compared to her sisters, she is "eating" more than both now and breathing very well on her own. She is back up to her birthweight and with these feeds, we expect her to begin gaining more weight soon. Livy's heart condition is fine for now. They continue to do EKG's as needed to make sure the situation doesn't get worse. In the next few weeks we will probably come up with a plan to move forward with further imaging and surgery.

Makenna is up to 10cc of breastmilk, and increasing. She had a difficult time with the feedings at first because she wasn't digesting anything. Everything seems to be going well now and she is barely having any residual. She, too, is still breathing on her own and gaining weight.

Here are some pics...

Lauren
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Makenna
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Olivia
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1 comment:

Mimi said...

Congratulations to you and hubby for having such beautiful babies. How exciting that they are doing so well. I will continue to pray for them.

Kami from tww

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