Emma Claire had a GREAT night and is having a GREAT day! The doctor saw her this morning and her blood gas came back really good, so they are going to lower her vent rate down to 30 this morning. Her weight gain was still 1 lb 10 ounces, but she is up to 750 grams (up 10 grams from yesterday). PRAISE GOD!! She is still getting 12 cc every 3 hours and they have only had to suction her a couple of times last night and once today during her breathing treatment. Her mucous secretions are not as much as she was having yesterday and her sputum sample has not grown anything in the first 24 hours, GLORY to GOD!
My milk supply is getting better everyday which is an answered prayer. I have started to take the Fenugreek (natural herb) to help increase my production which I started yesterday morning and I can already tell a difference each time I pump. Thanks for everyone's words of encourgement, they kept me pressing forward.
Emma's PDA is still open, but she continues to gain weight and it is causing her no issues at this point. They will evaluate the PDA if they cannot get her off the ventilator and determine if she will need to take a trip over to Vanderbilt to have the ligation and then come back to Baptist. Please continue to pray for healing of her PDA.
Overall, Matt and I are doing well. We went back to church last Sunday and it was nice to be back with our church family. Our schedule is working out GREAT and it is good to be home relaxing and running errands during the day and then going to meet Matt in the afternoons and not spending the entire day in the NICU. I feel better and more rested and I know Boomer appreciates me being home with him during the day (our sweet dachshund). I call in the mornings and check in on Emma Claire and make sure she is doing well and had a good night and that works out so good for me. Again, thanks for all of y'all's kind thoughts and words and keep them coming!
Matthew 11:28-29 ~ Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. ~