Saturday, May 24, 2008
Daddy had a long stressful week at work and now has allergies.
But Brinson is doing well. They increased her diuretic to help with the hazy lungs. So she lost some weight on the 22nd and now is in the plus side for the 23rd.
She has not made any improvements on the CPAP so far, but we are also not getting worse. So that is good.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Most of you know Kim and Stephen, but we wanted to put up some pics of our other NICU buddies. We have a few families that we go out and eat with and do things with outside the hospital. One family, Chris and Nancy Flournoy, parents of little James, we've not been able to chase them down for a picture yet.
Jessica and Jimmy Townsend with their daughter Aubrey
Sami and Laura Rahman with their son Noah
Along with the Baldwins when they were here, we have alot of laughs and fun times with these families. It's a shame we have all met under these circumstances, but it's nice to be with people who know what you're going through. We have made friendships that I think will surpass this hospital experience. Thanks guys!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
That means she has gained 3/4lb in 10days. Just amazing what can happen when the right formula starts working.
But more good news, she is allowed to wear clothes now. After 1500g or just over 3 1/4 lbs they start allowing babies to wear clothes. So Brinson wore her first shirt today and it is already dirty.
Also because she is wearing clothes they turn the isolette to manual controls. This is so Brinson can start trying to regulate her own temperature. After the temperature is brought down to 28 degrees Celsius and Brinson still stays above 97.6, she would then be moved to a crib.....yes a crib....just like a full term baby.
BTW Brinson is now on 10mls per hour continuously or . That is 2-4oz bottles. Only 6 more to go. YEAH!!!!
Brinson does have ROP Stage I, it is very common in preemies. Nothing to worry about it, they will continue to watch it. Sometimes it resolves itself, sometimes the preemies need laser surgery.
Tomorrow Zachary goes home. YEAH!!! Kim and Stephen are all excited and scared at the same. No worries they are well trained by now and love will guide them through this transition. Lisa is planning to be there to see them off.
This weekend we are planning to go out to dinner with Aubrey and Noah's parents. Should be fun.
Monday, May 19, 2008
So off to a good day, YEAH!!!!
Watch for the grins....this is what she does when she sleeps. It is really funny to watch. Mommy is often cackling in the background.