Friday, October 31, 2014

NICU Day 39

Baby girl is doing well. We continue to weak down the temperature on her isolette. It is now at 28.7 degrees, room temp is about 28 degrees. She also had her CPAP turned down to a peep of 5 at around 3 yesterday afternoon. 

I went into the hospital for visit, we had a great cuddle. There was one scary time at around 30 minutes in where Baby Girl started desatting and low satting. I tried to get someone attention for about 15 minutes. Sitting there while alarms went off and Baby Girl struggled was an incredibly helpless feeling. I tried hitting my help button, shaking the curtain and waving my arm over the back of the chair. Finally someone heard the alarms going off and came in to investigate and turned up her oxygen. I cannot fault our nurse, I could see that the other baby on our monitor was red alarmed the entire time.  Baby girl had to have her oxygen turned up pretty high (for her) while she recovered. I realized she was somewhat on her side rather than fully on her belly and adjusted her to be truly on her tummy and she did better.

Doctor L called with our update and decided to decrease the Peep on Baby Girl's CPAP down to 5.  Also increasing the protein up to 1 ml protein 8/day which is 1 ml per kilogram.

Weight: 1380 grams (up 80 grams) - 3 lb 1 oz
Milk: 1120 (37.3 oz)
Feeds: 24 ml fortified to 24 calories pushed over 30 min, 1 ml protein x 8/day (every feeding)
Iron supplement 1 ml
Tri-Vi-Sol .5 ml twice a day
CPAP 21%-30% oxygen, Peep 5
Day Nurse: Rachel W
Night Nurse: Karla

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NICU Day 38

Baby Girl continues to do well with CPAP.  She is very comfortable with it and seems to be on lower oxygen now that she is using it.  She cuddled skin to skin with me for about an hour and a half today before she went back into her isolette. We had a heated blanket over her, but she actually got too hot, so we had to leave her uncovered.  She's getting better at regulating her temperature and she's weaning down off of the temperature controls in her isolette.  She continues to be my little rock star :)

She wore clothes for the first time today.  Rachel B put her in an awesome black and hot pink onsie that said Whoose The Cutest.  She looks so big!

Nurse Practitioner Sharon called with our update:

  • CPAP going well
  • Baby Girl Looks great :)
Weight: 1300 grams (up 20 grams) - 2 lb 14 oz
Milk: 1120 (37.3 oz)
Feeds: 24 ml pushed over 30 min, Iron supplement and 1ml, Tri-Vi-Sol, .5 ml protein x 8/day (every feeding)
CPAP!!, 21%-30% oxygen.
Day Nurse: Rachel B
Night Nurse: Karla

NICU Day 37

Baby Girl did very well with the drop down to CPAP.  She is still low on her oxygen usage and she has successfully removed her new nasal prongs numerous times.  She really likes playing with them, they are much more comfortable than the last set.  She also is getting another ml for feeding, so she's up to 24 ml every 3 hours.

I took her some fresh milk over lunch.  Daddy went to visit after work and held her for about an hour.
All in all, a good quiet day.

Weight: 1280 grams (up 20 grams) - 2 lb 12 oz
Milk: 1120 (37.3 oz)
Feeds: 24 ml pushed over 30 min, Iron supplement and 1ml, Tri-Vi-Sol, .4 ml protein x 8/day (every feeding)
CPAP!!, 23%-36% oxygen.
Day Nurse: Michele
Night Nurse: Karla