Saturday, October 3, 2009

October 3, 2009

Fresh air!

After a brief return to the isolette last night, Charlotte was back out in the open by the time we returned to the room this morning.

Overnight she was transitioned back to the high-flow cannula, but the nurses have worked on weening the oxygen throughout the day.

Two days ago she took 2mls by bottle. Yesterday, 13mls. Today she bumped it up to 16mls. Slowly but surely she is get a hang of it.

She is also inching her way towards 4 lbs. Today she weighed in at 3lbs 12oz. According to the growth charts she is in the 3rd percentile, but her growth is following the curve as it should.

Yesterday she had her second eye exam and she showed some retinopathy, but it only appears to be the early stages. For now she'll just be monitored more frequently.

Last night we had dinner with the Vendlinskis and their 15 month old twins who have also been through the Marquette and Milwaukee NICUs. Its a good reminder that, yes, Charlotte will come home at some point and will be doing everything a full-term baby would do.

2 comments on "October 3, 2009"

janeen on October 4, 2009 at 8:15 AM said...

Wow!! I was looking over her weight in previous posts. She weighed 2 pounds 12 oz. on September 18th. Does this mean that she has gained one pound in 15 days? I am not quite sure what the word for this growth is but even miracle does not encompass the scope of it. Keep growing baby girl!!

Jim on October 4, 2009 at 10:40 PM said...

Hello to the Russell Trio from the Curtis Trio,

Seems like progress is happening - that is so great!

We remember all the miracles we saw at the U of Michigan NICU when we were there. And not just miracles but cool things like Ronald McDonald House, super people, etc. Sounds like Milwaukee has all of the above too including one named Charlotte.

Peace and Joy to You.

Jim, Julie and Jessica



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