Well, today we received word that Cameron still has the staph infection. Her blood cultures have come back positive - Again! I don't know why but today that news really hit kind of hard...I think that the lack of being able to see the girls is beginning to take its toll and hearing that one of them is still sick is killing me. To top it all off I got the official word that I am not allowed in the NICU until 7 days after the last person in our house is contagious. So that means at the earliest I will be able to go and see the girls next Sunday...if Aubrey continues to do well. Sorry I don't mean to sound like I am having a pity party for myself (even though I kind of am!). I am willing to make the sacrifice if it means keeping them well.
Cameron's nurse told me last night that her cheeks are getting chubby (she must take after me). She also said that last Saturday when she gave her a bath she put her in a dress and took her picture! She is supposed to email the picture to me and I have been waiting on pins and needles to see it! I miss seeing them so much! Even though she still has the infection, she is doing great on the cpap, handling the food they are giving her, and her body is doing all that it is supposed to be doing.
Reagan's doctors and nurses have decided to try her again off of the nasal cannula in a couple of days. They don't want to continually stress her out day after day so they try to build in some rest time. She is handling the food well so far and has learned that she likes the pacifier - you should see how small, it is like they are made for baby dolls! Her nurse said that she and one of Reagan's other primaries were laughing at her because they would step away after just getting Reagan situated in her incubator and then they would see her lift herself up on all fours and catapult herself forward. They are convinced that she is determined to come out of the NICU crawling already!
The nurses have been so great about reassuring me and telling the girls that we love them for us. I also have to say that when I heard that the girls' nurses were calling when they were off of work to check on the girls that it brought tears to this Mom's eyes because I know that they are also loved by the nurses that work with them. We have so much to be thankful for including the fact that Aubrey is finally starting to act like herself again - In fact, a friend sent us some Preemie clothes that her daughters have outgrown and she is sitting in a pile of them after just turning the box upside down!