Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. Not much has been going on. Willow is holding steady, for the most part, with some ups and some downs but nothing too big either way. She's back up to 2 pounds again today after losing weight the last couple days, so that's good. They've also upped her feedings again, to 6 mL every 3 hours. They seem to be increasing the amount pretty steadily. so that's good too! She has been having a little more trouble breathing the past couple days. They had to increase her CPAP amount because her lungs were looking a little deflated. They also had to increase the percent of oxygen she's breathing. But they don't seem too concerned about this. She also had another blood transfusion today. This isn't good or bad. As before, it's just because they have to take so much blood from her for tests, etc., so they have to put some back in. Overall, she seems to be doing good, and we're really glad to see her gaining weight again. I still can't touch or hold her; I'm hoping the cold sores will be gone by tomorrow or Thursday at the latest. It's really been hard not to be able to touch her. We asked today if Grandma Judy could kangaroo her, but they said we probably shouldn't because of her CPAP situation. By the way, don't be alarmed by her blue color; that's just because the photo was taken under the blue lights that help with her jaundice. Jaundice is not a big deal; lots of babies have it. Willow got a present in the NICU today. Josh's aunt Jill sent her 7 tiny knitted hats, one for each day of the week. Jill is a pro knitter. They are so cute. Willow will have to wait to wear them until she's off of the CPAP machine, because for now she has a special little hat that has velcro staps that hold the tubes coming off the CPAP. That's OK because I think the hats are still a little too big anyway. Here's a photo of all of Willow's hats:
Willow's doctor, Dr. Frei, wrote us a note that we thought was pretty cute.
This blog follows the adventures of Lindsay, Josh and Willow Jenson. It started in 2008 as my pregnancy blog, then when our daughter was born 14 weeks early in February 2009 it morphed into a medical blog as she spent her first 105 days in the NICU. Now, thankfully, it's basically a run-of-the-mill new parent blog.