Saturday, March 14, 2009

3 weeks, 2 days

Hey all,

Sorry there hasn't been a post in a couple of days. Lindsay and I just got back into MQT late last night, and by the time we saw Willow there was no time for a post. Willow is doing pretty good still. She seems to be improving every day. Last night when we got in we were able to put our hands in the isolette, and she seemed to enjoy it. She hasn't needed any sedatives now for a couple of days, which shows that she is getting more comfortable. She had another x-ray done today and her stomach and intestines are looking good, but she still does have pneumonia. They still don't seem too worried about it. They are giving her a diuretic called lasix today. Apparently peeing will help get some of the extra fluid out of her lungs, so that should help things along.
Willow is now up to 2 lbs 6oz. so we gained an ounce! She was very "squiggly" this morning when we saw her. She even flipped her head over, which is not easy or good when you have a tube sticking out of your mouth. It was all good though. Her nurse just flipped her head back over. All her nurses say how strong she is for such a little girl. They also say how she's such a cute little peanut and every one of them seems to enjoy taking care of her. No word yet on when we can start kangarooing her again, but we are anxiously waiting for the word. She is on at least another 2 days of antibiotics, possibly up to 6 days. After those are done is when they will start feeding her breast milk again.
Sorry no pics. I left one of the cords I need in Houghton, so I'll get it when we go home on Tuesday.

Take care,



Lois Bell said...

Linds and Josh. I'll bet you are enjoying your weekend with your cute little girl. Thanks for the postings on the blog--I look fro them every day. We can't wait to meet Willow Hope. Love to all. g'ma and G'pa

Gary Rigelman said...

Hi Lindsay, Josh and Willow,
Glad to hear you are all back together again for a few days....Willow seems to be doing very well!! From, Jackie and Gary (Amy and Sara, too)

Tracey and Dave said...

Hey Linds and Josh, Talked to Gma Judy ( doesn't that sound funny?) and it sounds like things are improving and we are so glad. It was fun to see her little face! You 2 take care of yourselves and be careful driving back and forth. Looking forward to more of those photos. Tracey and Dave

Chris and Alyssa said...

It is hard to believe that three weeks have passed! Each post brings her a day closer to going home and I am sure that you are excited for that day. We continue to think of you guys and everything that you are going through. Let us know if you need anything!