Friday, September 28, 2007

Day 66 - Friday, September 28, 2007

Well, another boring day yesterday!! Kathryn is now up to 3 1/2 cc's per feed every 3 hours and her nurse today speculated that they may go up to 4 cc's per feed sometime today. She maintained 30-40% oxygen through the night and so far today. I know that is higher than room air, but it's about where she was before she got sick, so that is good. Plus, now that she is off the pavulon and fentinel and she had her shots yesterday and Wednesday, they said she may be a bit agitated for a day or two. She dropped 10 grams last night to 980, so she is 2 lbs, 2 ozs, but still that is fabulous - can you believe that we struggled for the first full pound a little more than 2 months ago!!

Other news for the Ellis family:

Madelyn's birthday is fast approaching. I can't believe that she will soon be 4 years old on October 10. She is getting excited about her birthday party and has requested a princess cake for her friends at her party. She also wants cupcakes to take to her school on her actual birthday and she wants to go to Chuck E Cheese for her birthday night. Sounds like healthy eating at our house for a few days, huh?

We are also anxiously awaiting the moment that Greg and I get to be aunt and uncle again and that Maddie gets another cousin. My brother, Beau and his wife, Brittany, are due October 22, but they may induce early. I know that they want to make sure that Reed is ready to meet this world. After seeing a 24 week-er, I feel certain that he must be ready by now since he is almost 37 weeks. He will be a monster compared to Kathryn!! We will be meeting him sometime in the next few weeks so please pray for him as he prepares to meet all us!! And pray for the new parents to be also. They are first timers, but I am sure that it will all come naturally. Although I must say that I absolutely can NOT wait to see both of them change their first yucky diaper!! I may even have the video camera rolling!!

Here's to praying for an uneventful weekend at our home and at Brookwood. We are doing some fall planting this weekend since we are now down to the 80's and 90's instead of the 100's. Please pray for Greg's back and pray for much needed rest for all of us!!!

Please keep Kathryn, her nurses, and her doctors in your prayers!


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