We haven't posted a photo in a while, and I did take some last night, so I figured I'd do a quick post this morning and put up a photo.
Willow continues to do well this morning. Yesterday they thought her heart murmur seemed louder and they were a little concerned that her PDA (the hole in her heart she was born with that went away) was back. So they did a chest ultrasound, called an "echo". The results came back this morning and it looked normal. No PDA. So that is a relief. Her gut x-rays are looking better, although her chest x-rays are still showing a lot of gunk, or whatever you want to call it. She definitely has pneumonia. But I think they're expecting it to go away with the antibiotics she is on. She's 2 pounds, 5 ounces today and is still off the bili lights. I forgot to ask about sedatives-whether she has gotten any lately. I really should start bringing a notebook or something in the NICU with me so I can remember what questions to ask and also the answers to the questions. Last night I read Willow her favorite book: "Are You My Mother?". Those of you who have been reading this blog for a long time might remember that I was reading her that book the first time I felt her kick. I think she still likes it. She seemed happy to hear it, and I held her hand for a while.
As long as the weather in Houghton settles down as it's supposed to, I'm heading home this afternoon. I'll be working tomorrow and Friday. The working remotely set-up isn't going to work out after all, and so I've arranged with my employer to actually come to work 2 days a week instead. Normally I think it'll be Wednesdays and Thursdays. It'll be hard to be away from Willow for two days a week, but I have to remember that the more I can work now, the more time off I will have left when she comes home, and she'll need me more then than she needs me now. My mom is coming down tomorrow to hang out with Willow, and then Josh and I will both come back Friday after work.
Here's a photo of Willow from last night. Doesn't she look good without the CPAP on her face, and no shades or CPAP hat? The nurses say they can tell she looks bigger already.
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