NICU Day 18: May 27th, 2014

Another good day! Emily is continuing to take her feeds by bottle, and happily gulps them all down 🙂 Her belly is remaining small and soft, which is exactly what we want to see. She is SO much happier to be able to eat again…poor girl missed her food!

All of her IV fluids have been stopped and antibiotics stopped. The IV is still in just in case she needs it again soon, but will hopefully be taken out tomorrow.

And…Emily passed her room air challenge!!! She needed to go 45 minutes breathing room air only (no oxygen), and she went hours. She went long enough that she was able to have the nasal cannula taken out 🙂 It was so nice seeing her with one less tube! She may need the cannula again, especially as she gets closer to eating her whole feed (she’s at 20/50mls), because her belly gets so full it pushes on her lungs and she can’t breath as well, but, it’s still one more thing crossed off her going home list!

Bryan and I are going back to the house tonight for the first time since Emily was born. This is something we’ve gone back and forth on…in some ways, it sounds like a good idea, and could be really nice to sleep in our bed and get dressed from drawers/the closet instead of a suitcase. But at the same time, it’s really hard to be so far from Emily in case something were to happen. We’ll see how it goes though!

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