Faith is not on the ventilator! Hooray! In fact as of this afternoon she is not even on CPAP, but on nasal cannula! YAY!!! She might need to go back on the CPAP for a little bit (she gets easily tuckered out breathing on the cannula), but we're just happy to be done with that ventilator! Our next big battle is feeding. While Faith has a good sucking reflex, the suck, swallow breathing part has been difficult. We have been trying a little bit of breast feeding which has been going ok. We are taking "baby steps"- some "sessions" she almost gets it, and others she freaks out. Due to Faith's recent setbacks she is behind in this area- so please pray with us that she will get the hang of feeding. Faith's weight gain (or lack of it) is becoming a little problem. For the past month she really hasn't gained weight. She is about 4 pounds 1 ounce now, which is very small for her gestational age (39 weeks). It is true that she has been through a lot, therefore there is a reason she hasn't gained, but she does need to start packing on the ounces or she won't be able to come home (there isn't a weight requirement to go home but there is a requirement of her being able to consistently gain weight).
We'll that's about it for today!
Thanks for checking' in!
Brian and Jen