Despite Faith's healthy appearance things aren’t going very well in her little body. She has had diarrhea for the past 24 hours and her lab work today wasn’t up to par. She is going to need another blood transfusion in the next day. This will be her 5th, but fortunately they can pull the blood from the same donor. Nevertheless she is growing! She is up to 2 pounds 7 ounces! She has almost doubled her birth weight!
We’ve had to put out "kangaroo" sessions on hold because I’m sick. :( But Brian will be able to hold her this weekend. :)
Next week is a big week for Faith- the doctors have said it is a "make or break" week. Faith needs to come off the vent!! They told us in the beginning that a baby’s long term success is often dictated by how long they stay the respirator. It has been almost 6 weeks for Faith, which is waaaaay too long.
This is the week that miracles are going to happen!
Brian and Jen :)