Thursday, July 17, 2008

Uneventful Day

Today was a pretty uneventful day in the NICU. Kayley gained some weight and that's about it. She is now up to 2060 grams which is still 4 lbs 8 oz. And, I also found out tonight that Kayley's feedings were increased to 38 cc's yesterday. It slipped under my radar but Megan knew about it.

Kayley is doing a lot better with her oxygen. Today she was between 23-25% the whole day. Tonight, she has been on 21% the whole time I've been here. I guess she just needed those couple days to get her feet back under her. I think the plan is to let her grow a little bit more and then try to get her off the oxygen again. Hopefully, she'll do better the next time.

The nurse told me tonight that they have written in Kayley's chart that they will start trying to bottle feed her after they see cues that she's ready. In the nurse's opinion, she's ready. Cues could be anything from tongue thrusts to sucking on her fingers to sucking well on the pacifier. She does all of those things. Again, they will try a bottle first so they can control how much Kayley gets.

So even though today was uneventful, it looks like the coming days may bring some changes...

1 comment:

  1. Marvelous. I just want to squeeze and hug her. That probably would not be a good thing though right now. I will pretend. What a cutie! Love ya.... Jan.