Willow is free and clear of all IV lines as of 6 PM. She had another great day. This morning it was decided that they would give her some blood through her picc line and pull it out after that. The blood transfusion went perfect, and the picc line came out like a breeze. Now the only things she has are her feeding tube and the cannula. She also still has the probes that measure heart rate, ect., and those she'll have on until discharge. Those don't really seem to bother her though.
They bumped up her feedings to 30 and 32 mls today. This is now full feedings for her size. They will keep increasing them now as she gains weight. To help her get extra calories and nutrients they are going to add a fortifier to the milk starting tomorrow. This will help her get the most out of her feedings.
After I held Willow earlier today I put her back in her isolette and put her on her stomach. I came back two minutes later and this is what she looked like. Her nurse comented that she always puts herself in the most uncomfortable looking positions.
Willow's weight today was 3 lbs. 12.4 oz., a gain of 28 grams. We are inching ever closer to the 4 lb. mark. The big event of the day came during a diaper change I was doing on her. I was changing her diaper, like I've done a number of times now, except this time she had a suprise. Just as I took off the dirty diaper she projectile pooped straight onto the end wall of her isolette. It came out with such force that she didn't even get a drop on herself. It was really quite amazing. Fortunatly they were already planning on changing out her isolette after the diaper change anyway. It just made for a little extra work for house keeping. I had to take a picture, but I'll spare all of you. If she does that at home and I have to clean it out of the carpet, I probably won't be laughing as hard as I was today. Note to Cameron and Liz; no need to make a picture of this in the comment area, but otherwise keep them coming.
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.