Thursday, January 15, 2009

Slow and Steady

Well, today I went to see the girls for a quick visit and found that not only are they apart, they are on two complete opposite sides of the NICU. Neither of the girls seemed to mind though, they were both sleeping soundly.

Reagan continues to do well on the cpap and as of this afternoon still seems to be holding her own without tiring out. They increased her food today and decided to give her a double dose of the human milk factor supplement (a.k.a. HMF) (which is double the calories). As of last night Reagan weighed about 1 lb. 13 ounces. They doctors will continue to watch her belly as they are adding more food and more of the HMF. When I went in to see her she was on her belly - which is her favorite and she absolutely will not wake up when she is on her belly - she is very comfy that way.

When I talked to Cameron's nurse this afternoon the best words to describe how she is doing - "better than before the surgery and slowly and steadily improving." The diuretics seemed to quit doing their job last night and this morning Cameron's blood pressure was back up as well. So, they have tweaked her medicine and added a few additional ones to help her body to work more effectively. They were able to wean her quite a bit on the ventilator settings yesterday and, even though they had to put her back on the dopamine for her blood pressure, it is much less than before the surgery. I am hoping tonight to call and hear how the new medication settings are working for her. Cameron did lose weight and is now at about the same weight as Reagan, 1 lb. 13 oz.


  1. Hey you two! I just want you to know that I really look forward to reading your message each day and thanks for keeping us posted. My heart continues to go out to you, I can't imagine what you must be going through. Know that you are in my prayers constantly. I think of you often and am committed to doing so until they come home and then I'll be thinking about you for a whole different reason! :) Love ya'll! God is good!

  2. Ditto to Deedie's comments. I check your postings all during the day. Hate to post so often but want you to know I continue to pray for you and your little ones all during the day and night. They will soon be four weeks old!!!!! Hope they get back together soon. God bless. DS

  3. Leslie, just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers. I was originally diagnosed as momo and occasionally check back in on the site...I saw that you are nearby and hopped over to see how the girls are doing. Your girls are beautiful. Duke took good care of our little guy and your girls are in good hands.