Wednesday, April 22, 2009

1100 Grams!

Sorry for the late post tonight - I know many of you check in before bed, and it's now almost 11 p.m. Fortunately, Andrea is fine. I went to a fund raiser for Kenny's school, and just got home.

Andra has continued to progress. She now weighs 1100 grams (2 pounds, 6.8 ounces) and has moved up to 21 ml of fortified milk and MCT oil. She still can't manage without the CPAP, but she's getting by on lower levels of oxygen. We are now six days since her last dose of caffeine, and she's still had no apnea episodes. We may be in the clear on that. (Hopefully)

This morning, Ken commented that Andrea doesn't cry very much. That's sort of true - since she's fed every three hours and routinely changed, she doesn't have a lot to complain about. Also, Ken is unable to spend hours on end in the hospital, so he doesn't hear her. So, for Ken, today's picture shows Andrea in mid cry.
We continue to be encouraged by Andrea's progress. She is developing nicely, and more and more frequently "normal" things happen to her. She has had hiccups several times, and today had a sneezing fit. I have to admit, it's kind of cute to watch. She is also coordinated enough to try to pull out her feeding tube. I learned today that it's replaced every three days, unless she pulls it out, in which case they change it earlier.

Thank you for all the support - it helps me to write this blog, and to know that so many are reading it. I enjoy the comments and emails as well. We appreciate all the prayers and positive thoughts. They continue to help Andrea move forward.

“You can have anything you want - if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”
Abraham Lincoln

1 comment:

  1. There are sensors with wires
    And tubes up her nose but
    It's great to watch
    Beautiful Andrea the Second
    As she grows.
    Prayers sent to God
    For her growth
    In every way,
    That she will continue
    To improve every day.

    God Bless you all,