Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

So far no day is complete without a couple trips to the ER for Katie. Three more trips and we get a free one I think. Katie came away with a new bandage on her incision and some medicine for her high BP.

My dad headed back to Eau Claire yesterday morning (with a quick stop in Houghton to pick up some things). He handed them off to my sister Kelly in Rhinelander as they crossed paths. She arrived early this afternoon.
Unfortunately only parents and grandparents are allowed in the NICU, but it's still good for us to see her - and congratulations to her and Tim on buying their first house.

Dennis and Kathy left for Minnesota earlier today. They certainly have had quite a week, watching over their own daughter as well as their granddaughter. We'll make sure we to keep them updated on both ladies.

Charlotte continues to do well. They've reduced the ventilator respiration rate from 20 breaths per minute to 10. This will encourage Charlotte to breathe on her own some more. She has gone back and forth on the feedings. They had stopped for awhile, but today she digested the milk fine. When they checked her stomach again this evening she still hadn't digested her last feeding. Try again tomorrow.

It's a process. We'll go back and forth with a number of things over the next few months and we just have to learn to roll with it.

She is an active little girl though. We may be a little biased, but she is extremely entertaining to watch. Never has a yawn and ear pulling been so exciting.

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