Friday, October 19, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007 - Afternoon Update

Olivia continues to do so well. They weaned her vent settings down again to 18/5 with a rate of 14!! And. . . .they may try her on CPAP this weekend. This is a huge step for her and we are so proud. Olivia is quite the popular baby in the NICU. I believe that the nurses actually fight over who gets to take care of her. I love her feistiness and her fighting spirit. Pretty soon you may be able to purchase her new aerobics video that she’s training for. She is going to be thrilled to get off the ventilator as she gets so mad when it tries to give her breaths. It’s like she’s saying, “Stop! I can do it myself!” Please pray for her success on CPAP.

They may have to add some fortifier to my milk because she is not gaining weight like they would like her to. It seems that she’s kind of stuck at 2 lbs 9 oz. Please pray that she will tolerate that okay. Olivia continues to love being held (almost as much as we love holding her.) As you can tell, I’m just so proud of my daughter today.


Anonymous said...

That's great! I'm so happy for you guys! She seems to be doing splended, and I'm so thrilled to hear it!
I love getting on, and I don't know how many times I've told you but it just makes the crumbiest days better. It really does! And I'm so thankful that I'm able to be apart of you guys life and can cheer Olivia on as she continues to grow stronger, and more beautiful everyday! This blog has had such an impact on my life that I can't imagine what I would be like if I didn't have it. It has made me such a better person. I look at situations way more differently now, and I'm able to give some comfort to friends when they are having bad days as well.
I hope one day you will really know how much I need this blog and your family to keep my heart happy. I love you guys so much and think about you constantly!
Love you so much!
Stay Strong,

Melissa said...

She is looking so good!!! I remember C-Pap was a big day for us too!!!!! She is truely a fighter!!!!!