Since she pulled out her purple bow, she now has a yellow one in. This is her favorite position, on her belly!
God is so GREAT!!! On Sunday, Emma turned two weeks old. The doctor's stopped her antibiotics and increased her feedings to 11 cc every 3 hours. Emma still continues to get the caffiene in her 2 PM feeding once a day to help her keep up her heart rate. She is up to 1 lb 8 oz (670 grams) and we hope she continues to stay on the track of gaining weight each day. Emma's lungs sound clearer and the RT is getting clear mucous when she suctions her.
The murmur is still about the same and they started Emma on Lasix to remove some of the fluid to help the PDA continue to close. We know that God is in control and he will continue to close the PDA. Once her PDA closes up, then they will wean her off the ventilator and get her completely off.
They continue to fortify my breast milk. They are now going up to 26 calories to help her gain weight. We again are so happy with her progress thus far. Emma Claire continues to amaze us each and every day.
This week Matt and I are going to start a new schedule this week. I am going to stay at home and rest during the day and pump. I am going to meet Matt when he gets off work and then we will go to the hospital together to spend time with Emma for a bit in the afternoon/evening and then head over to Mom and Dad's for dinner. My milk supply tends to be better when I am not at the hospital during the day, so please pray this will work out for us.
I'm going to leave you with part of the chorus to a song which I love by Matthew West.
~~I love you more than the sun and the stars that I taught how to shine, you are mine and you shine for me to, I love you yesterday, today and tomorrow~~