Emma with her little hair bow with her head full of hair. Her nurses love to put little bows in her hair as long as she does not try and pull them out.
Emma Claire is a week old today. Matt and I spent all afternoon with our sweet baby girl and loved every minute of it. They were able to rule out sepsis since her blood cultures came back negative. They also received the cultures back on her ET tube (what is down her throat for the ventilator) and there was some bacteria on it tube, but it was minimal and they believe that to be the source of her lung infection. Emma is still on the anti-biotics for the infection and those seem to be helping as her chest X-Ray yesterday looked clearer than what it did on Friday. Her lungs are sounding better as well. Her feedings are increasing early tomorrow morning to 10 cc every three hours and they want to continue to move up on those and she tolerates them to get her stronger each day to prepare to take her off the ventilator this week. Her UAC line will be removed tomorrow which is in her belly button. They want to get this line removed as soon as possible as it could cause another source of infection. They started the caffiene back into her feedings as this will help when they try to extubate her. All in all she had a good day. Emma rested well last night and most of today. We continually praise God for everything and we continue to pray for her strength each and every day.
Matt is going back to work tomorrow and I will be going to the hospital each day to sit with her. I hope to rest in the afternoons and then be back at the hospital with Matt when he gets off work. Matt will get to spend a couple of hours with her each day and do her 5 PM feeding. Please pray for our travels are we are back and forth to the hospital and home each day. Again, thanks for all of your kind words and prayers for our family.