When we first arrived, she was also down to 21% oxygen, which is room air. They had to turn her up a bit while we were there, but it's normal for her levels to fluctuate. It's just such a blessing to see her making progress.
She weighed in at a whopping 2 pounds, 5.6 ounces last night. This was a 0.2 ounce gain from the previous night. Not exactly growing like a weed, but the small gain is good. She hasn't been tolerating her feedings of my milk very well so they may be cutting back her intake. We'll let you know when we hear, but it's completely normal for her to go back and forth as far as being able to tolerate having milk.
I was able to get some video footage of the nostril cleaning portion of Elise's facial last night. She's a trooper and makes sure the respiratory therapist is very aware of how she feels about the process. (Be forewarned that, although I do fine watching this happen in person, I almost broke down crying watching the video because her cry just makes you want to scoop her up and kiss her...maybe it's just because I'm her mom, but I don't want anyone to complain if they end up crying.)
|From March 12, 2009 Video|
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