Wednesday, March 11, 2009

11 March- Kel and I are such proud parents this week. When Kel arrived at the hospital on Monday Caroline had been placed in an open crib and her nasal cannula had been removed. These were two huge steps accomplished over night. The new bed just makes her look like such a big girl which is becoming more and more true since tonight she weighed in at 4lbs 12.3 ounces. Caroline made it almost 24 hours without any oxygen support. Unfortunately she did wear herself out trying to breathe completely on her own and the doctors decided to put the cannula back in her nose. She has shown definite signs of progress with less and less oxygen desaturations. The bottle feedings are improving with each try and they are now allowing her to eat from a bottle each time she shows interest. Today was the first day where she ate from a bottle during two different feedings. Some of the signs of reflux are still there but are not bad enough to cause serious concern. Please pray that this remains a small issue. Also, we just learned she will be getting her first hearing and vision tests very soon so pray for good results there as well. Thanks for your continued support, we love you all.


Granny Janny said...

She is so precious. I had to watch video of her last night because I was missing her. We're looking forward to seeing her tonight. God has given us a wonderful gift in Caroline and we're proud of the parents you two have become!

Maynard and Joy Howell said...

I really enjoyed seeing her today. She has really grown since last week! Those pudgy little cheeks and big eyes and delicate little hands - she is beautiful! Good thing the shower is Sunday because I have a feeling it won't be too much longer until you have her home! She is very lucky to have you two for her Mommy & Daddy!