Faith had a pretty good day today. Her primary nurse Tina kept commenting on how "grown up" she looked. :) She is gaining weight slowly but surely. Her birth weight was 1 pound 6 ounces but at one point she was down to 1 pound 3 ounces. She now weighs about 1 pound 14 ounces- a number that has been going up and down for the past week. We are eagerly anticipating the day she weighs 2 pounds!!
Today Faith had her first dose of a Thyroid medication to treat her Hypothyroidism. This is a condition that is very common in preemies and is not serious, however she will have to take this pill everyday for the next three years of her life.
They also began giving Faith another dose of antibiotics. They are not sure where the infection is, but her blood work suggests that something in her body is off.
There is still no word on whether or not they will administer the steroids to help her lungs. She is weaning very slowly on the ventilator.
Thanks for keeping her in your prayers!
Brian and Jen :)