Friday, September 24, 2010


I just talked with Hope's nurse. She is at 1540 grams, or 3 lb. 6 oz. She has stayed between 1530 and 1540 for 3 days now, so they think she's gotten rid of the excess fluid and this is a true weight. Not too bad. She had a pretty good day today. There was some bloody, mucusy stool coming from her rectum, but the doctor didn't seem too concerned. There was evidently a little stuff left in there. He has decided to up her course of antibiotics from 10 to 14 days, but didn't act like he was worried. She has come down on her high-flow nasal cannula, which is really good. It would be so cool if she got off of her oxygen before too long. And the best part of the day.......I got to hold her for about an hour and a half. The nurse brought in a rocking chair and then handed her over to me all wrapped up in blankets. It was very nice.

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