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Friday, April 18, 2008

No IV!!!

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention yesterday they removed her PIC line from her right leg. She has had this line for ~5 weeks. Everything will now be given via her feeding tube. So no pump pole, iv pump.....they only thing she has is one pump to deliver the milk over 2 hours.

Brinson still has no residuals from the milk feedings and she is at MAX feeding for her weight. The doctor told Lisa that she is doing quite well and when we get her bigger the lungs will get better as well.

We hope to get the results of the bone density x-ray they performed yesterday based on some not so good blood results. It is pretty common for preemies to lack calcium because really Brin is supposed to be in Mommy's tummy still.

Also her direct bilirubin is still elevated. They think probably this is all related to the proteins (TPN) she was getting. Those levels will come down after a month and if they don't start trailing off next week they will begin giving her formula with more fortification to ensure she is getting a balanced diet.

BTW aren't they just the cutest girls.....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great picture!!How wonderful the skin to skin. Things are looking better each day. I know MEME is ready to get there and hold her and see all of you again. Prayers are still going strong. Mary Sones

Meme said...

I LOVE THIS PICTURE. YOU BOTH ARE SO BEAUTIFUL...

LOVE, MOM

Heather said...

what a beautiful picture! you can just feel the love...
Heather