We know many of you check the blog numerous times a week. As you know we have not been very good at updating lately. Yes, we are busy but to be honest there isn't much to report on these days. Faith is doing so well, we would sound very repetitive if we updated as frequently as we used to. You can count on a weekly update, usually on the weekends. Like we said Faith has been doing great. While she is constantly fighting off colds and bugs but she is hanging in there. Her ventilator settings has been weaned significantly. In September she was receiving 22 breaths per minute- now she is receiving 14. When she is asleep she "rides" the vent, meaning she does not breathe on her own at all. This doesn't mean that she couldn't. Really she can breathe on her own, as we've said before the purpose of her being vented is to open up her bronchiole tubes. The goal is for her to use all of her calories for growing, not breathing. It's really working, too! Faith is almost 16 pounds (about 7.2 kilos, which is almost there!) She is quickly growing out of her 6 month sized clothes and onto 9 month! Our big focus lately is development. Our goal is that she will be able to sit up on her own by her first birthday. This is a very lofty goal because right now she is very wobbly. She receives lots of OT and PT throughout the week to help her reach these milestones.
That's about it! We hope you all have a wonderful week!
Brian and Jen :)