According to the doctor, Ellie's still doing well. They are putting her back on CPAP, but as I said yesterday, we're actually glad that she'll have that more consistent support. The last couple of days she's been "forgetting" to breath, which is even more stressful than the fluctuation in her oxygen levels. It's typical in premature babies and not anything to be really worried about at this time, but it's hard seeing her needing to be stimulated (by moving and rubbing her) in order to remember to breath.
Last night she was up to 2 pounds, 13.3 ounces. She measured at 15 inches long. The decrease is due to her having been off of the CPAP and her head starting to go back to its normal shape. Today she's up to 7 cc per hour on her continuous feeding. She still had her fluids when we visited this afternoon, but I believe those will be discontinued soon.
We have some good news on the house. We have some folks who are interested in buying it. Please continue to pray for the sale of our home as it would free us up a lot if we could sell.
Thank you for your continued prayer and support. We greatly appreciate you all.
I'll end with two cute stories. Two nights ago Elise was lying on her stomach, and when the nurse and respiratory therapist came into her room to check on her, she was up on her knees with her bum in the air and had wiggled her way up the bed by a few inches. They said it looked like she was crawling. This morning she was lying on her back and managed to wiggle all the way down her bed (out of her blankets and over the large blanket roll they have under her bum) and had her little feet hanging over the edge of the guard wall at the bottom of her bed. We keep hearing different versions of what a fiesty little girl we have...we're in for quite the adventure with Elise.
Showing of her percutaneous line. She seems most comfy much of the time with her arms stretched out.