Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Lizzy's 2 week update
Hi there! It's me, Lizzy (or Elizabeth if you're daddy), here to share an update on how I'm doing.
At two weeks and 4 days old I:
Have come off the ventilator, which makes my mommy & daddy so extremely proud. This also means that all of the lovely people who prayed for me had their prayers answered. I am now wearing some pretty big hardware on my head known as a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) that allows me to do all of the work at breathing, but helps me out a bit by keeping my oxygen levels up and keeps my lungs from collapsing when I exhale. My biggest challenge will be keeping it on my nose, since I'm such a wiggle worm and I like to move around a lot!
Weigh 1 lb. 7 oz., but that fluctuates based on if I've filled my diaper. Mommy & daddy said that they can't wait until I get rid of my saggy skin and get some fat rolls. I'm workin' on it!
Am eating 13ml (or CCs) of breast milk eight times a day. I'm starting to get cranky and squirmy when it is time for my feed. I'm getting used to the full feeling & I'm starting to like it!
Have both eyes open, but for the moment they're big and black, like shark eyes. Mommy was a bit concerned, but the nurses told her that this is totally normal.
Get really mad when someone tries to mess with me, but this has been the same since day one. Changing diapers & getting weighed are not my favorite parts of the day. I kick my legs and flail my arms around to let everyone know I'm mad. All of the nurses know how mad I get and group everything together (like getting my temperature, blood pressure, changing diaper, etc.) so that I can have lots of time without negative stimulation.
Love kangaroo care with mommy & daddy. We all relax and everything feels normal for a couple of hours. I make sure to drool all over mommy & daddy's chest. They don't seem to mind at all!
Thank you so much for thinking and praying for me!