Monday, July 5, 2010

Just another NICU Monday...

I think it's a good thing when the NICU nurses want to be the ones caring for your babies, and it seems that little Cooper and Eloise have created a bit of a NICU Fight Club. First rule: don't talk about NICU Fight Club :-) All joking aside, it's always nice to get updates from nurses that not only know our children, but know us as well. Coop and Ella actually have nurses trying to work out their schedules so they can all take care of them.

Cooper is still just plugging along on his high flow cannula. The doctor is thinking of weening him to a regular cannula, but she doesn't want to push him too fast. He's still seeming to tolerate the bolus feedings well, and like his daddy and his puppy, he's starting to make a routine of the "post-meal nap".

Coop is also starting to chunk up a bit. The doctor has started adding protein to his food, and he will hopefully hit the 3lb mark by the end of the week.

Eloise, on the other hand, has come to a plateau of sorts. While she's still making small steps forward, I'm not sure the doctor is satisfied she's moving forward enough. In order to help clear her lungs and hopefully get her off the ventilator for the last time, the doctor has decided to start her on some steroids. Hopefully we'll see if they are working quickly. She is, however, starting to tolerate stress better, so for the first time in a little less than a week, I got to help with her cares. She's also starting to get some of her spark back, as she fought her diaper change like nothing was wrong with her!

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