Monday, September 14, 2009

September 14, 2009



Our little miracle was quite the trouble maker today. She began the day by pulling out her feeding tube, during a feeding, and getting milk all over her hospital onesie. Later in the morning she was transitioned to the nasal cannula and as soon as the respiratory therapist left, she pulled it out of her nose. The nurse promptly taped the feeding tube and cannula to her face.
She continues to do well. The doctor toyed with skipping the cannula and letting her breathe on her own, but after a 2 minute test Charlotte showed she isn't quite ready. Hopefully the cannula provides enough support so that she doesn't tire out.
She lost 1 oz last night, down to 2 lb 6 oz. The doctor says this tends to happen when babies are taken off of intravenous feeding because it takes a bit more work to digest food. They increased her feedings by 1 ml to 21 mls every 3 hours in the hopes that she starts to gain weight.

6 comments on "September 14, 2009"

Kelly said...

Another good day - way to go, Little Troublemaker! Katie, I hope you're all healed up from your trauma. You're in our thoughts all the time.

Kelly and Tim

Diane on September 15, 2009 at 12:58 AM said...

Showing her fighting spirit - way to go Charlotte, but take it easy on your Mom!

diane23 on September 15, 2009 at 1:01 AM said...

She is a little fighter, but it is good! she looks so cute in her little red outfit too. Prayers for you all continue from Guatemala, keep it up little angel! we love you and want to see you get in more mischief too in the future

Lindsay on September 15, 2009 at 8:09 AM said...

She's doing so well! How wonderful that she's on full feeds, and they're already considering removing the cannula. Keep the good news and the cute pics coming!

Paul on September 15, 2009 at 9:56 AM said...

Katie, Pat and Charlotte

She looks so cute in her little onesie! Happy Belated 1 month birthday. We continue to send our best!

Paul and Kelly

Anonymous said...

Either she's a toublemaker or she's bored and starting to investiate her surroundings - I think she'll be keeping the two of your on your toes for the next 18 yrs. ;)

Marissa

p.s. I LOVE her little outfits!

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