Thursday, September 17, 2009

September 17, 2009

Dr. Wu told us today she's proud of how Charlotte's doing, which we take to be a good sign. Charlotte's still on the CPAP and probably will be at least through the weekend. We're glad they're not rushing her back onto the cannula - she needs time to build some muscles. With time her pliable chest walls will become stronger and her lungs will increase in pliability, increasing the strength of her breathing.

We learned today that it's against hospital policy for babies to wear clothes when the isolette temperature is determined based on their skin temperature, something none of our nurses have known either. This means she shouldn't have been wearing clothes since her failed attempt to maintain her own body temperature. Oh well! She's giving it another try today, and so far so good. Her weight is up to 2 lbs 9.5 oz, which should help her be successful.

And today brought her first audible protest in response to a wet diaper. A very wet diaper.

2 comments on "September 17, 2009"

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie, Pat, and Charlotte,

Tonight I was a waiting for the post so I took a gander at Picasa. Wonderful and what a mind Charlotte has of her own. It is such a good thing to read, see and hear about your family. Thanks!
News from Far North in Duluth, MN, Sarah Engebretson is marrying Mark Vanden Meiden on Saturday Goosberry Falls State Park.
Blessings to you and them.

Love, Leona Krieg

Paul on September 18, 2009 at 12:44 PM said...

Katie, Pat and Charlotte,

Another week, continued success and progress for Charlotte! YAY. To bad the hospital policy wont let her wear any cloths (she does look so cute in her little get ups) but I guess it makes sense to help her maintain her own body temp and so they can keep an eye on it. We love reading your updates and seeing the good news. Have a great weekend!

Our Best,

Paul, Kelly and the Pups



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