Yesterday both Daddy and Mommy got to hold Brinson. What a treat. There is a lot of guesstimating going on around when Brinson will go home and go to Level 2 NICU (where they focus on getting you out the door).
Mommy and Daddy were a bit freaked by the comments of she could be home in less than 1 month (1st week of July) and maybe even on her original due date (June 26th).
She is doing so well. When they put her on nasal cannulas she was using 1L of O2 at 100% and now she is on a 1/2L. Today we will see her blood gas and know how well she is really doing.
Also they still have her in a warmer without the warmer on. She is bundled up. The jury is still out on whether she can continue to tolerate the environment without a warmer. She may go to a crib or an incubator...not sure.
To go home she needs to be breathing on her own (check) and regulating her own temperature without a heater (maybe check) and drinking 8 bottles a day (no progress yet).
We will start feeds 7 days post operation (Tuesday). Based on her age and size they are assuming she will take like a duck to water and accelerate quite rapidly.
Who is tickling my head?
Where are my teeth?