Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Daddy's Little Girl
Things are going well with Hope. She has been exclusively on her nasal cannula for about 30 hours now. They said they'll put her back on the cpap if she starts acting tired, but so far she's doing great. She has gained 20 grams over each of the past 2 days, so she's weighing in at 2 lbs 1 oz. The doctor told me today that they would like her to gain between 15 - 30 grams per day, so she's right in that range. They have put her on continuous feeds, which means she is getting a constant drip of breastmilk. She is getting 1.4 ml/hr right now and that will go up to 1.6 ml/hr around 6 am. They will up the rate by 0.2 ml every 8 hours. She is tolerating this well and she's pooping good. Mike got to do kangaroo care with her for the second day in a row. Nurse Mary took a picture of them and put it in a cute little holder that has her age and weight and is titled "Princess Hope".