Saturday, June 27, 2009

If only it was this hard for me to gain weight...

Everything is still going well. Both girls are handling their feeds well, and they are increasing each day. Evelyn may have a little reflux problem, but that's not much to worry about. I was watching her near the end of her afternoon feed and she started getting a big fidgety. She was laying on her tummy and starting arching her back as if she was trying ease her tummy off. They don't make Tums small enough for her. :)

Jessica is doing a bit better than Evelyn with her oxygen. She's very rarely ever desatting (dropping her oxygen saturation below 85%). She's probably a bit closer to getting a chance to try handling things without the CPAP. Stay tuned...

Jessica's weight is up and down day by day. She's getting feeds and extra calories, but they just don't seem to stick yet. After changing her diaper today, I think I know why!!! Whew! Hopefully, she'll have put some weight on today. She's at about 2 lbs 2 oz, which is great, but we really want her to start packing on the ounces. Evelyn is at a soild 2 lbs 6 oz, and doesn't seem to have a problem adding a little bit each day.

Everyone has been great in the ICN. The nurses are wonderful and are just the best people. Even though we've got the best doctors, best medicines and best nurses around, sometimes bad things happen that no one can do anything about. We just want to lift up all of the mommies and daddies of all of the babies that are in the ICN. We especially want to pray for those who don't get to take their babies home with them.


  1. So glad that everything is progressing well. I know it's slow but at least it's beginning to get 'steadier. Lots of little ones have reflux problems. Our granddaughter, Sara Kate also has stomach problems and is on Nexium I think. Generally, Nurses in the ICU's are the best and it takes special folks to deal with changes day after day. I think the FAMILY has a lot to do with how they are treated. Your love and concern is very evident and the nurses know that you are wanting the best care for your children.


  2. When the girls get a bit older, and can handle more on their tummies, the nurses have told us that they will probably start getting small doses of Zantac. They generally expect all preemies to need this at some point. It's all just part of having their digestive systems catch up.