Little Miss Emily Gets off of the Ventilator!

Emily got on to the CPAP today! The plan had been to try her on the CPAP if she self-extibated, which she did early this morning, but the doctor on duty decided to reintubate her instead. The daytime doctor on call was confused by this decision, but Emily finally resolved the controversy around 3 PM … [Read more…]

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…]