Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Warm Toes

Today has been a pretty good day for Blair. I got to see her awake for a few minutes this morning, but she has slept most of the day. We think she has her days and nights mixed up, because her nurse said she was awake and looking around a good bit of the night.They had to decrease her feedings yesterday, because she was spitting up, but they have it back up to 30 cc today, and Blair has done fine. She is still getting all of her feedings through the small orange feeding tube in her nose, but hopefully they'll add a bottle or two soon.
Her breathing treatments continued today, and they added CPT or chest physical therapy, which they had done previously as well. They knock on her chest and back with a soft silicone bell-shaped
thing to try to loosen the secretions in her lungs. No worries. They knocked me with it too, and it's not even bothersome. In fact, I watched the respiratory therapist do it this afternoon, and Blair slept through the whole thing. We think it might feel good to her! The treatments and CPT must be helping, because they have been able to come down on her oxygen almost 10% today to 42%. She has been on 50% for a couple of days and has not tolerated a decrease until today.
Today, the nurse let me change her diaper twice! How exciting, right? Funny how doing a dirty job like that can make you happy when you're in a situation like ours. I'm sure I'll be looking for someone else to change her diapers before too much longer! The nurse also told me that Blair could have
shoes, so she's now got warm toes and is the most stylish baby in the NICU!Keep praying for continued improvement, even if it's small. We continue to be grateful for God's blessings and for your love, concern, and support.


Linsey said...

She has eyes!!! I'm so excited to finally see them!! She looks like a completely different baby. And those shoes - we have her on the right track to becoming a little fashionista!!
I love you!!
Aunt Linnie

Molly said...

I was so excited when I saw those big eyes!!!! She's beautiful :)
No doubt she'll be a little model before we know it!

Marie said...

She is so adorable! I'm really glad you are getting to hold her and participate in her care...it goes a long way toward making Mommy feel better! Love the pictures!!

Tammy Chambers said...

I love the pictures. She is beautiful!! What girl doesn't love shoes? I would wake up too. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

Anonymous said...

Ash! She is just so beautiful! I know you can't wait to take her home and have her all to yourself...y'all continue to be in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

She has such beautiful eyes! She is adorable and I love her shoes. I am so happy she is doing better!

Anonymous said...

Cozie tootsies! That HAS to feel better! And, they're SO pretty!! She is precious. We are still praying for y'all. I'm just wondering, when y'all get home, how many times a day are you gonna be changin' her clothes?!? It's like playin' dress up, huh?
We love you,
Joe, Jennifer and the "B"s

Anonymous said...

Ashlee, I have so enjoyed and have been more than grateful for several days of good news. Blair is a truly beautiful baby. Our prayers continue for you.

Janette Anderson