Saturday, November 1, 2014

NICU Day 41

I went to see Baby Girl around 1:30 today, which meant I had time to do 2:30 cares and then hold her.  The doctor looked at her while we were there and suggested that her OG tube should be change to an NG tube now that she's on CPAP.  Rachel B and I decided to go ahead and change the tube out even though the OG was good until Nov 9th.  The thought was that if we change it now the neobar that was stuck to her face would be gone.  It would be easier for her to suck her pacifier and her fingers and there would be less stuff on her face allowing her to be generally more comfortable.

That delayed when I held her until 3 and had her a lot more stimulated by the time I was holding her.  We snuggled for quite some time and I fell into a very restful oxytocin nap.  At about the hour mark, Baby Girl as usual marked the time with a desat.  I was comfortable asleep and suddenly she just stopped breathing.  I startled awake and looked at the monitors just in time to see them begin registering the desat, then the alarms started.  I can still viscerally recall the fear that gripped me as I felt her stop moving and woke up.  I didn't wait to see if the desat self resolved, I rubbed her back until her numbers came back up.

Baby Girl looks so much bigger than the last time we took a picture like this:

Weight: 1380 grams (back up those
30 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
Blood gas tonight
Day Nurse: Rachel B
Night Nurse: Lauren


  1. Go Baby Girl go! Over 3 pounds already!!!

  2. She is looking so good and so are you.