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…]

Emily’s Big Move

Emily handled her move on Thursday night well, and she is in a new spot in the nursery. She has been growing at a prodigious rate and now weighs 1480 grams (3 lbs, 4 oz!). Mommy has been able to hold her for the past three days, and Emily seems to enjoy it immensely. The … [Read more…]

Ten Weeks, Three Days, Three Pounds

Yes, Little Miss Emily has finally made it to the three pound mark (1360 grams)! She is currently being treated for yet another respiratory infection. The doctors made some slight adjustments in her ventilator settings today, reducing the number of breaths to 40 per minute, and increasing her pressures. The goal is to try to … [Read more…]

Ten Weeks, Two Days Old

Emily now weighs 1320 grams (2 lbs, 15 oz)! She has almost tripled her birth weight! The settings on her ventilator were slightly increased today and she is now getting 50 breaths per minute from the machine, but her lungs are apparently sounding better. One of her primaries was on tonight and said that Emily’s … [Read more…]