On Tuesday, Simon was able to kangaroo with Elizabeth for the first time. Although she had a bit of a hard time getting relaxed at first, she was fed while on Simon's chest, and then quickly relaxed & kept her oxygen concentration levels within normal range. What can I say? The girl likes to eat! For about 30-45 minutes, we got a break from the bells and whistles of her monitor so that Daddy & Elizabeth could relax together.
Simon was ultra relaxed in this picture. He was dozing off!
This is my favorite. She loved having Simon's hand on her head. I also love this picture because you can see that her eyebrows, eyelashes and hair is blonde. She's going to be a blonde like me!
Elizabeth had a great day on Thursday after receiving lasixs to clear the fluid away from her lungs. She was weaned off the ventilator a bit (down on both her breaths per minute and pressure) and as of this morning's blood gas, seems to be responding really well to the changes! Please continue to pray that we can get her off of this ventilator. The prayers are working!