Eleven Weeks, FIve Days Old

Emily lost a little bit of weight last night – only 10 grams, so she now weighs in at 1620 grams. This is roughly a third of an ounce and is ~0.5% of her total body weight, so there isn’t any concern. Emily seems to like her steroids. Her settings were reduced three times yesterday. … [Read more…]

Eleven Weeks, Three Days Old

Emily now weighs 1630 grams (3lbs, 9 oz). This is an especially impressive feat considering that she had a diaper which weighed 80 grams earlier in the evening. Emily has another respiratory infection and she is taking two antibiotics, but it doesn’t seem to be slowing her down much. Since the doctors can’t wean her … [Read more…]

Eleven Weeks, One Day

Emily now weighs 1560 grams (3 lbs, 7 oz). After having her breathing tube changed yesterday, she still has an air leak today! It is however, much smaller, but the doctor was quite surprised. Earlier there had been a debate about whether or not the tube they put in last night was too big. Apparently … [Read more…]

Eleven Weeks Old!

Emily had a big day today. She now weighs in at 1540 grams, though we aren’t sure how much of this is real because she just had a blood transfusion tonight. This was the first one in almost three weeks, I think, so she’s doing pretty well. The doctor said she’s just slightly anemic and … [Read more…]

Ten Weeks, Six Days

Emily now weighs 1520 grams (3 lbs, 6 oz)! Emily had another setback today. Her pCO2 level from the blood gas this morning was 90, so the pressure on her ventilator was increased, and the number of breaths per minute went up from 35 to 52. She was also having many more desats than usual … [Read more…]