Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Doggy Days of Summer!

This dog is about 3 inches long. As you can see below, it was really big compared to Faith during her first week!
Now look how she's grown!

Sorry it has been a while since our last post. Here is what's been going on with Faith:

We have noticed that her reflux has been getting worse. Reflux is a big preemie thing (something like 90% of preemies have it). It's a problem for Faith because the acid can cause irritation to her already swollen vocal chords. It is also important because she is behind in growth and needs every cc she can get! Yesterday Faith had an upper GI to evaluate her reflux. She is now on Zantac to help the acidity.
Faith's feeds continue to be a problem. She is having a very difficult time breathing while eating. We are giving her until July, then we will have to make some decisions regarding the G-tube.
Now that Faith is 46 weeks gestation her corrected age is 1.5 months old. This means we are looking for the milestones a 1 month old baby would have. Thanks to her daily physical therapy Faith has shown lots of improvement in her motor skills. She can now bring her arms above her head and is in less of a flexed position. There is one milestone however that does have us worried. Faith has never made eye contact with us. In fact, she doesn't even look at us in the face. She looks everywhere BUT us. We know we should not worry about these milestones- she has been through a lot and we can't expect her to be like a typical baby, but because this involves the eyes it is a little concerning. We have no idea the extent of her vision- however all we can do is hope and pray that she can see clearly.
Well, that's about all for now. Hopefully it will be an uneventful week!
Thanks for checking in!
Brian and Jen


Kristie said...

Faith looks awesome!! She looks so big compared to where she started. I will be prying she starts to feed better.

Tyler and Caleb said...

Hahaha! She's getting so big and she is SO cute!! The cord around her head looks like a halo ~ she really is an angel ~:o)
Lots of love,

Anonymous said...

She is SO darn cute, I could eat her up! She is getting so big. DOnt worry about things right now. God WILL take care of her and what needs to be done.

I think you guys are wise to be patient for her coming home..she is right where she needs to be.

I will pray that she eats better....I forgot she gets two dates in her age ! I WISH I could for me: 20 and 44 HAHAHAH!

Well just wanted to say I love you guys!

We will continue to pray!

Aunt Susan and Uncle MIke

Anonymous said...

Hello there,
I am so glad for the update on your girl. She is growing so fast. I will continue, and so will my church to pray for Faith .
A friend of Susans from her website,

Anonymous said...

She has such big beautiful eyes and I continue to lift her up in my prayers.

Proud Military Mom and friend of Susan's from her web site

Anonymous said...

Faith looks good - she is so precious and I'm glad to hear she is doing better. We will continue to keep her and the 2 of you in our prayers. God Bless You All!


Sherry Miller
( someone from your Aunt Susan's website)