Monday, August 23, 2010

High Flow Nasal Cannula

Hope is doing well today. She has been pooping well, though there is still a lot of gas in her tummy. To help with this they have started using the high flow nasal cannula. This is that tube that you would picture if you heard that an adult was getting oxygen. It has little prongs that go up in your nose. She is doing really well on it, which is exciting. So hopefully now she won't be swallowing as much air and her tummy won't look so distended. Once that happens they can start upping her feeds some more. They were up to 1ml every 3 hours and now they have upped it again by just a tiny amount. She now gets an extra 1/2 ml every 12 hours. It doesn't sound like much, but at least she's going in the right direction. Thank you, Lord. Please let this baby start gaining some weight.

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