Danielle is doing great! This afternoon they put her back on regular nasal canula oxygen at 0.5 liters. She has been between 22-26% oxygen today! This is just great. She is getting still just over an ounce of food every 3 hours and loving it. She is weighing in at just over 4 pounds 6 ounces! They are keeping the total volume of food she is getting around that 1 ounce mark, they will up it occasionally as her weight increases, but they upped the amount of calories she is getting per feeding to 27 k/cal breast milk w/ fortifier.
She had another eye exam this week and her eyes are not any worse than they were the previous week. If anything they are just a bit better. We are praying that this continues in the right direction. She will be re-checked again next week.
Here are some pics after her bath this morning. As you can see she has a scalp IV. This really looks way worse than it is. Her arm IV site came out this morning and her other arm had been a previous site just a few days before so that left the scalp open for a site. Hopefully her medication will be done Sunday/Monday so than can come out. It was challenging trying to wash her hair on the side of her head opposite the IV! But she continues to absolutely LOVE her baths, she just relaxes and doesn't cry. If anything just whimpers in the beginning.
This cute outfit she has on we got from our friends the 'LeConte' family in Wisconsin. We met them while Dylan was at the University, as their little boy was also a preemie. Dylan and Drew were roommates in Bay 1 and Bay 2 both. They also have a new baby girl, full-term! But Danielle is wearing her own preemie outfits now and this is the first one she has worn!
We just keep on believing in Danielle, believing in the lord and believing in Miracles.~