Tuesday, April 28, 2009

3 weeks old

Yesterday there was nothing new going on. More of the same: 2 bottle feedings per day (she downed both bottles in seconds flat) and nursing twice a day. Still on 1L oxygen, still darn cute.

Today they've increased her feedings to 4 bottles per day, still 10mL per bottle. Still nursing twice a day. The continuous feeds are down to 16mL per hour since her by mouth feedings have been increased. She's on half the oxygen now. They discontinued her routine CBC's and BMP's (blood work). And the doctor ordered a PT and OT consult (haven't seen them yet). All good news to me--progress!

I've gone to the zoo for the last 2 days (enter your own joke here) with the boys for their preschool field trips. It was nice to spend some one on one time with each of them. Because of the field trips I haven't gotten to the hospital until late (4 p.m. or so) and haven't left before midnight. Now that the field trips are over I'll get back in my usual routine of dropping a kid off at preschool in the morning, coming to the hospital, and hopefully getting home around dinner. This also means more sleep--definitely necessary. My body is suffering and I'm scared to death of getting sick. Can't catch a cold and with this crazy Indiana weather, I've started chugging Airborne in the attempts to stay healthy. Jason is on day shift this week, so I'm not sure how he'll schedule his time at the hospital. Excited that my brother and sis-in-law are coming down this weekend to meet Lexi!

1 comment:

  1. Get some sleep mama. So glad she's doing well. She's so gorgeous.