Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - Update

Kerry and Olivia

I'm going to stop commenting about how long Olivia has gone without throwing up because as soon as I do, it happens. As the NICU nurses know, Olivia does not like to be bragged on (she would desat everytime we talked about how good she was doing.) She threw up last night and twice today. I don't understand because we were doing so well. It's not as forceful or as much as she used to throw up, but it's still more than mere spit up. I haven't wanted to change formula on her, but we've decided to give Enfamil AR a try. It is thickened with rice cereal and is supposed to help babies who have trouble keeping stuff down. We'll see how it works, although I probably won't mention whether it helps or not until she's gone at least a month without any problems. Olivia just seemed to have a little rougher day. . .not too many smiles to share today.

My friend, Kerry, came over to keep me company today. It was really nice to spend time with her. She has been so supportive and empathetic throughout this whole experience. I have to say that the past few months have shown me what terrific friends I have. I hope all of you know how much you mean to me.


Nix said...

I knoe exactly what you mean. We banned the nurses, doctors and therapists from praising our daughters during there 4 month ICU stay for exactly the same reason>(Their nickname was the pinging princesses bacause they used to alarm so often).

Anonymous said...

Awww! Hi Kerry! It's so nice to be able to put a name with a face!
Hey Livi-girl! You look so beautiful! I'm glad that you like your new formula!
And hello Miss Jodi! I'm glad that you are getting some of the sleep that you have been praying for. Keep hanging in there! I know that with all the bad things that happen, more good will come out of them. I can't wait to see your family in April, it seems like so far away...!
Love you guys!
Stay Strong,

Anonymous said...

I just watched the little video clip, again, and I just watched the screen in awe! I thought of every battle she has won, and what she had to do to come out with a victory. She has the willpower unlike anybody I've seen. She's just incredible!