Friday, March 2, 2007

Hanging in there

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 :)

1 comment:

Grant said...

Jen and Brian,

We have so much hope for little Faith. Having been down this road, we want you to know that we are with you...Anything you need, please just ask. Our shoulders are wide and strong. Like our little Lauren, Faith is so strong.

Congratulations on setting up the blog. We know you will find it helpful in allowing your friends and family to communicate their love and support during this tough time.

"Keep the Faith" - Grant and Kaia (Your NICU Neighbors)