It was another good day for Kayleigh. Today was the first attempt for Aimee to try and breast feed. It turned out to be more of a bonding session than anything else as Kayleigh didn't latch on. We will keep trying and sooner or later, she will get it. She has been doing a decent job with her feedings though. They are still feeding her a bottle every other feed, and sometimes she is not finshing the whole bottle for the other nurses. When we feed her she does great, so we are curious if Kayleigh just wants us to feed her instead. That is possible!
She took 13 out of 20 mls tonight before she fell asleep from all the hard work. So they put the rest through her tube. She is still pooping on a regular basis and the blood test showed that her blood sugar levels are normal. Woo hoo! She is still on 2 liters of flow and her oxygen is at 30%. They will try to wean her off of the oxygen slowly, but she was constantly at 25-30% all day today. Her weight has gone back up to what it was the other day. (1444 grams = 3lbs - 3oz)
Other than that, it was a smooth day today which is so amazing. It is so true about the NICU being 2 steps forward and 1 step back until you are out the door. We just hope there are no more steps back. We have taken enough steps forward and backwards that I will be starting a new profession in teaching shag classes this winter. ha-ha!
Okay, that was bad! Anywho, Thank you all so much for everything! Good days are so wonderful and let's pray that they continue.
The Freemans :)