Monday, December 28, 2009

Baby Charlotte

Is still in the NICU. Today is day 11. She is now off all breathing assistance, which is fantastic! However, she still has high bilirubin levels that have not budged for the past 6 days. Some initial issues with her digesting her food also set her back. Although resolved, she is still getting the majority of her food via NG tube (tube that runs from her nose to her belly), although she is starting to nurse a little, and take about 1 feeding per day via the haberman feeder (similar to a bottle). Her feedings are being increased every day, as she is still loosing weight. Mom is pumping for her, but is only providing about 1/2 of the breastmilk that she needs per day, unfortunately. It's very hard to bring in a full supply of milk via pump only.

Praying each day that she will be home soon.



6 comments:

Shannon- said...

If you ever need to hear a "good" story about early term emergency c-sections let me know. My Godson was born at 26 weeks - 21 years ago!. Every case is different- but so much has changed with doctors and technology. They didn't give much chance at the time- but as soon as they could hold him and start feeding him more- there was no stopping him. (wish there was a way now...!) My prayers are with you and the babe. I have full confidence all will be well. It takes time- but love truely does conquer most here.

Nadia said...

she's beautiful! praying she can come home soon

Christina said...

Charlotte is just beautiful. Congratulations again, and sending warm wishes that she will make her way out of the NICU soon!

Leslie said...

She is just precious! I hope each day finds her stronger and that she is able to come home very soon.

Anonymous said...

Just popped back to your blog to see if the little one had arrived. I see that she has and that delivery didn't quite go as planned but I pray she is home with you already and that the big sisters at home are showering her with love. Congratulations she is beautiful. Will keep you Charolette and your family in my prayers and will peak back some day in the future, hopefully to find good news. Mugsey

Angela :-) said...

Checking in again to see if there's an update. Hope no news is good news.

Angela :-)