Adalyn is still on the oscillator, but she is doing MUCH better. They were able to
decrease some of her pressures on the machine and decrease her O's. The day before yesterday (when she was first placed on it) it was in the 80s/90s (sometimes
even 100%) and yesterday it had been in the 30s. The doctor is
going to continue to wean her off the oscillating vent to the
They did an echocardiogram of her heart to check to see if
there was heart strain which was causing the increased need for vent
support (ie, pulmonary hypertension or her PDA had
reopened), but the echo showed that everything was normal.
seems to be responding to the steroids, and today they will continue to
taper down her dose. They will decrease it by 50% every day for a few
more days. The doctor also said that her chest x-ray and her bloodwork
was also much improved. The doctor will also stop her antibiotics over
the next 24 to 48 hours.
He is also
increasing her oral feedings since she is tolerating them well at a rate
of 3 ml every 6 hours back up to 18ml. With her feeding today at 6am she is back up to 18 ml every 3 hours. Last night she gained weight to 2 pounds 2 ounces (970grams), up an ounce from the day before. This is great news since it will definitely help with her
weight gain! The bigger she gets, the more lung tissue she will make,
and the better she can oxygenate!
Here is my favorite pic so far that we've gotten of Adalyn and me.
TTC Since July 2008.
Me: PCOS DH: Low everything (MFI)
Clomid with TI x 3 2010 BFN
Clomid+IUI+Ovidrel 2010 BFN
IVF w/ICSI #1 2011
9/8/11 Beta #1: 2082!! 9/19/11 Beta#2 34,689!! U/S 9/22/11 HR 127! 11/8/11 HR 150! 12/6/11 HR 136! 12/14/11 HR 139! Born at 26w2d on 2/4/2012! After 83 days in the NICU, Adalyn came home on 4/26/12!
FET 1 3/2013 BFN
FET 2 5/2013 BFN