Willow is still doing well. They increased her feedings to 12 mls. today. She actually gained quite a bit of weight from yesterday. She's up to 3 lbs. 5.6oz., which is a 4 oz. increase. They thinks it is mostly fluid retention, so they may have to put her on a dieretic that will help her to expell the extra fluid. Her nurse said this is very common for these little ones to need something like this. Hopefully if she does need the dierectic, it will only be temporary.
Willow is still on the CPAP and her settings remain the same, room air o2 and +5 pressure. Her blood gases looked good this morning, so things are looking good in the respritory dept. They havn't talked again about going to cannula, but I'm thinking they may wait a little bit so as not to move to quickly and have to go back to the CPAP. Man I am the king of run on sentences and spelling errors. I apologize for both. Lindsay is the speller in the family. I can get my point accross, it just may not be gramatically correct.
This morning I got to hold Willow for almost 2 hours. She did well the whole time. She really seems to enjoy it and so do I. This evening I went over and kangarooed her for a little over an hour. As long as she's enjoying it I'm going to hold her as much as possible. Then when Lindsay comes down on the weekends she can hold her the whole time. Thanks again for everyones thoughts and prayers.
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.