Yay! Can you believe it's been a month? The day after Faith was born one of the labor and delivery nurses told us that her son had spent 3 weeks in the NICU and they were the longest 3 weeks of her life- at they time we were like..."oh no we have to go through a 3 1/2 months- how are we going to do this?"Well- it's been 4 weeks and while they haven't been easy, it's gone by pretty quickly! 1 month down 2 more to go!!!
Once again Faith had an OK day. She is holding steady on her ventilator settings. They wean her based on her CO2 levels from her blood gas (basically a blood sample). Today her levels were just boarder line OK- meaning they can't wean her today but she is getting closer.
While we were visiting with her today she "d-sated" a lot- they think this is a mechanical problem with the tubes down her throat- if they move the slightest bit her stats go down. She sure hates those tubes! In fact last night she pulled the tubes out and extubated herself! I guess she was telling us that she wants to come off that ventilator! Unfortunately her she needs to grow a little more before they can comfortable take her off.
Faith is now recieving her food from a tube that goes through her nose (a nasogastric intubation) which will ease the discomfort in her throat where she previoulsy was receiving her feeds.
Let's pray for more weight gain this week!
Thanks for checkin' in!
Brian and Jen :)