Josh back here blogging for the first time in a while. Well, I was hoping to be writing this from the comfort of our own home by now, but Willow decided she wasn't ready to leave yet. Everything was nicely on track up until Lindsay roomed in on Thursday night. That night Willow started having bradys, heart rate drops, with her feedings. She had one or two with every feeding up until I got here yesterday around 4 PM. Willow's doctor thinks it's related to how fast she was progressing the last week or so. She thinks Willow is just getting tired out with all the feedings. So they put her on structured feedings every 3 hours hoping that would turn things around. So far it's been hit and miss. I've had a couple feedings with out a brady, and I've had a couple of feedings with a brady. She also is only supposed to eat for 20-30 minutes, and for one of the feedings she didn't take everything, so the NG feeding tube had to go back in.
Mom and Willow reading Goodnight Moon
Willow isn't acting really any differently. She's still nice and spunky and seems to be happy and comfortable, so I guess were just waiting it out right now and hoping that she gets the feedings down good again soon.
We're still rooming in. Last night we got a hospitality room and took shifts here with Willow. The hospitality rooms are right here in the hospital, so it makes it very convenient when you need to come down at 4 AM.
Check out Willow's pointy chin. She got it from her mom.
I guess I'm not exactly sure what the time table is anymore. I'm not even sure if we'll keep rooming in if she isn't taking all her feedings, but I'm really hoping we won't be here for too much longer.
Yesterday was Willow's original due date. Although, another doctor told us it was the 29th. So sometime this next week Willow would have been born. However, we all know Willow does what she wants, and I have a feeling Lindsay and I are going to have our hands full.
Hope you all have a fun filled Memorial Day Weekend. Maybe we'll still get outa here and be able to enjoy it ourselves.
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.