Kathryn is 50 days in the NICU - and she is 7 weeks old today and 31 weeks gestation yesterday. Madelyn was born 3 lbs, 3 ozs at 31 weeks and 2 days (at the same age, Kathryn is 2 lbs, 3 ozs). She "gained" again to 2 lbs, 3 ozs (1010 grams). I asked how she could lose so much the night before and then regain it all back in one night. The answer is . . . . the weigh in the night before must have been really off and she really never dropped that much. So, she is still just over a two pound baby!! She seems to be doing pretty stable lately with no big changes. Dr. Dicarlo mentioned that she may start the gut priming again any day now since she is feeling better. That will be our next big hurdle in hopes that she doesn't have problems with NEC. (check back in old post, I think I described NEC.)
Otherwise, no big changes. Madelyn sang a new song to Kathryn yesterday so Kathryn now officially has heard The Hokey Pokey. Her nurse was helping sing, saying "put your IV in, put your IV out, put your IV in and you shake it all about!!" It was a relaxed and funny moment. We need those!!
She started on her first bag of directed blood yesterday. Libby, thank you so much for giving Kathryn the gift of life!!! Libby guarantees us that her blood donation may lead Kathryn to develop a stubborn streak, which we will gladly accept.
Please pray for Kathryn.
"And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up . . . pray for each other so that you might be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." James 5:14-16