Wednesday, August 20, 2008

little step forward

Emily is doing a little better today. She hasn't had any more Bradycardia spells (Will refer to as "Bradys" from here on out.) They have lessened the amount of breathing support she is getting from the SiPAP. She is back on photo-therapy. They did an x-ray this morning but the doctors hadn't reviewed them yet at the time of my visit this morning.

I sat and read a Beatrix Potter book to her while holding her arm and shoulder in my hand. She was sleeping peacefully. She seemed more comfortable today. She complained when the nurse changed her position and tried to go back onto her side. I mentioned this to the nurse who decided to return her to her side. I changed her diaper for the first time. I felt happy about being involved in her care today.

Weight gain: Emily is up to 963 grams. That is 59 grams over her birth weight and equal to 2 lbs 2 oz.


Anonymous said...

We are so glad to here good news about Emily. Thanks for the frequent postings.

I will forward your blog about the "botanist" to J & S. They will get a kick out of it.

Love, Nanu

Katie Jones said...

Good news Jen! Thank you for giving the update.

My heart broke with your last post. I can't begin to imagine. I have been been moved to pray especially to the Theotokos to watch over little Emily and to strengthen you during this tough time.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mark, Jen, Claire, & Emily, each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. love Aunt Peggie & Uncle Cary

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that Emily is doing better. We will continue to pray, however. Can't wait to see her again.