Sunday, June 03, 2007

Nyla update.. shes off oxygen!

A note from Jen:

Hip Hip Hooray! Nyla came off oxygen today!!!

When we got here this morning, Nyla had no nasal cannula in! She was weaned off oxygen over the past couple of days and is now breathing 100% on her own! What a tough little cookie!

All she needs to do now in order for her to come home is eat a full bottle (2 1/4 oz) by herself with out gavaging it. (in the tube) She is eating a little over an ounce by herself but she gets tired and falls asleep while she is eating it. Mommy still loves to hold her and feed her. Daddy does a great job too! He can get her to burp really good.

Nyla still has leads on that are taped to her belly and chest to keep track of her heart beat and a pulse-ox on her foot to keep track of her oxygen level in her blood. She is doing great!

We are so happy that she is doing well. Please pray for her to continue to eat a little more each feeding so that we might be able to bring her home this week. Also please keep Ben and me in your thoughts. Ben went back to work this past week and continues to drive me up to the hospital each night. He is pretty tired. He goes back on third shift starting tonight and I am not really looking forward to that.

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