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