Thursday, February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day from Meghann, Simon and Elizabeth, our little sweetheart!
Lizzy is doing well this week. We've had another head ultrasound, which again showed no signs of a brain-bleed. Last Wednesday, she was put back on the ventilator after almost three days on the CPAP, but her little lungs got to tired to go any further. After a week break being back on the ventilator, the doctors are talking about taking her off again today.
After tests showing very low sodium levels, Lizzy had a renal ultrasound, which showed that her kidneys were functioning fine, just small and premature. Yesterday's tests showed that her red blood cell count was low, so she had another transfusion, which will hopefully help with her breathing and oxygen requirements.
She now weighs 1 lb. 13 oz.! My breastmilk is being fortified with extra calories to help her bulk up. As you can see from the photo above, she loves her binky (pacifier, or dummy, if you're in the UK) and we give it to her often. When it's not in her mouth, she tends to suck on her vent tube!
Thank you for all of your continued prayers and support. We are all hanging in there. Every day is a different. Some are up, some are down, but we're riding the waves.
We are so thankful to have each other and our sweet Lizzy on this Valentine's Day.