Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Eating again!!!

Hey everyone, Josh back on posting duty for today. Sorry no post or pictures yesterday. We got home from MQT kinda late, and after getting organized and such their wasn't any time. Lindsay and I are still in Hougton. I'm heading back down first thing tomarrow morning and Lindsay's coming down Friday morning. We both can't wait to see our little girl. Anyways onto Willow. She has been doing very good the last couple of days. Yesterday they resumed feedings starting at 3ml every 8 hours. She tolerated that very well so today they upped it to 3ml every 4 hours and she is still doing just fine on that. Willow's nurse thinks they'll up it again tomorrow, probably to 3ml every 3 hours. Her nurses have still been saying how wild she is, which isn't good or bad. They think it's primarily because now that she is feeling better she is getting hungry. Her nurse today said she calmed down considerably after her feeding, so I guess we just need to keep feeding her. I'm not exactly sure what her weight was today. Her nurse told me 2lb 4oz, but she also said she is 1130 grams which is 2lb 8oz, so I think it's the latter and she didn't do her gram/lb conversion correctly. Anyway she's gaining weight. I can't wait until she hits 3 lbs. Here is a card that our friend Amy made. We hung it next to her isolette kinda as a sign. Both Lindsay and I got to kangaroo her again on Tuesday before we left. This time she did very well for both of us. That is the first thing I'm going to do when I get down there tomarrow. She really seems to enjoy it, and lets out her grunts of approval, atleast I hope they are of approval. The other big news is that her nurse thinks she may be graduating to a nasel canula in the next couple of days. Currently she is still on the CPAP, but her nurse said it's off more than on because she either pulls it off or rolls over and it comes off, little squiggeler. Right now she is on 21% o2 on the cpap, which is room air, and the pressure is has been lowered to +5. When she started on it earlier this week she was at 24-29% o2 and a pressure of +7, so she's making good improvments. The canula will just give her o2, no other breathing assistance, trust me when I say it's a big step, especially for a premie coming off pneumonia. Dr. Frei is still not in, as she is sick, but they are expecting her in on Friday. We are looking forward to that, although I don't really mind Dr. Grandy, he just has a different style. I got all the pictures and videos uploaded to the computer now, so here are a few. Thanks for reading and keep on commenting, I look forward to them as much as ever. Take care, Josh
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9 comments:

Tracey and Dave said...

Great news that she is able to take feedings again! She will be caught up to the supply in no time I'll bet! Heres to a good week for all of you and glad you will be together for the weekend. Linds that is really a cute pic of the 2 of you, great photo josh. Keep them coming. Love Tracey and Dave

Lisa D. said...

Just thought I would check the blog one more time before I turned in and am so happy I did. Sounds like all is well; she is making such good progress! I agree with Tracey...such a cute picture of you and the babe Linds! Safe travels to you both over the weekend. I hope you get lots of snuggle time with Willow.

Love from all of us here!

Robin and Bill said...

Good morning and Happy 1 month Birthday Willow,
You look so beautiful and skin to skin is really skin to skin now-- no gloves or masks.Yay!!
Josh, you're doing a great job with the blogging.Have a good "family time" weekend.
Love, Robin

Amy said...

Great pics & video! You can really tell that Willow's getting a little bigger & stronger throughout the posts. Awww... I'm glad you guys like the card & that it's making a good sign. Take care & happy thoughts... Love, Amy & Mark.

ben/kim said...

Hey Josh, Lindsay, and Willow!
Love the new pics of you guys-looks like little Willow is already filling out more and getting stronger. Got your message from the weekend-were out of town visiting my grandma who is quite sick. Will give you a call this weekend and catch up-you guys make such an awesome family-you are such great parents already for your little girl-she is so lucky to have the both of you. Keep up the good work Willow!!!
Love, Ben, Kim, Myah,&Carter

Katie said...

Happy 1 month Birthday, Willow! So glad to hear more good news about feedings and growth! Keep the good news flowing, Willow. Continued blessings to all three of you! We enjoy checking out the update and seeing the photos/videos!
Mike and Katie

Lois Bell said...

Linds, Josh, and Willow. We loved the new pics and good news of Willow's progress. Have a great weekend. Love, G'ma and G'pa

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Liz & Cam

Amy Widener said...

I love your blog! I am so happy to hear things are going well these days for little Willow. She's so precious. Have a fabulous weekend together and take more photos. Sending love from Jackson,
Amy