Monday, February 09, 2004

I'll have a teaspoon of milk, please...

It's another boring day... We visited with the babies this afternoon, and we spent a good amount of the time talking to the nurse practioner. She answered a lot of questions we had and was very easy to talk to. Hank weighed 2 lbs. 1.7 oz. and Hayden was 2 lbs. 0.6 oz. She is doing very well with her breathing, so she will probably go off of her CPAP and back on the nasal cannula tomorrow--just for an extra oxygen boost. They gave her some more blood yesterday, so she should start perking up from that soon. That means I'll get to hold her again! I don't know when I'll ever get to hold sweet little Hank. He needs to buck up and start breathing better, so I can love on the little booger! Hayden is getting 5cc every hour (that's a teaspoon)... Can you imagine a teaspoon of milk filling up your belly??? That's how small they are. Hank is getting 18cc every 3 hours, so she has almost caught back up with him. He'll get another head scan on Wednesday, so start praying now that we'll see a decrease in his brain bleed/swelling. They haven't seen an increase in his head diameter, so that's a good sign. Both babies need prayers for their lungs--that they will keep maturing, so they won't depend on anything to help them breathe. Thanks everybody!

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