Nine Weeks Old

Emily was nine weeks old yesterday. She now weighs 1110 grams ( 2 lbs, 7 oz)! Today she had a bit of excitement. She seemed to be sliding a little backwards last night; she was having trouble keeping up her O2 saturations, and she had a bad blood gas this morning. This afternoon as the … [Read more…]

Weekend Update

Emily has had a mostly boring week. She wasn’t doing well enough to be weaned off of her oscillator, but hadn’t been doing any worse. She was even down to around 40 % oxygen at one point and had several periods where she would go an hour or so without any desaturation warnings. Yesterday however, … [Read more…]

Emily Eight Weeks Old

I called the hospital this morning to check up on Emily. She now weighs 1030 grams (2 lbs, 4 oz)! She is now 35.5 cm (~15 inches) long, and her head grew another half centimeter this past week.

Petunia the Pig

Emily now weighs 970 grams (2 lbs, 1 oz). She had a pretty good weekend, with excellent blood gases every day which caused the doctors to continue to wean her off of the oscillator. She was extremely active today and seems to have gotten over her respiratory infection. Friday Emily discovered her pig that her … [Read more…]

Emily Has Another Turn Around

Emily was doing much better tonight when we left. Her last blood gas had a pCO2 of 66, and she was on ~60% oxygen when we left. Jennifer says that around 11:30 this morning Emily woke up, opened her eyes and kept smiling at her Mommy. The doctor seemed encouraged when we told him this. … [Read more…]