Monday, December 13, 2010

Update on Anna 25 Days Old

I was able to hold her for the first time today! YAY :) I was ecstatic. She is doing very well since her episode. She doesn't have any iv's and she is still off her vent. She does have the nasal prongs, but is needing very little oxygen. Her doctors and nurses are slowly increasing her food intake and I am proud to say that as of yesterday, she weighed 2 pounds. She weighs an entire 2 packs of cheese. She still hasn't cried, but I think that has more to do with her feeding tube versus her not being able to. Her nurse told me that she squeaks when she wants to cry. I remember Abbie squeaking when she wanted to cry and Abbie doesn't have any lung issues and doesn't have any trouble screaming or crying. Trust Me! 

I am still in the hospital. My doctors are working on giving me the correct dosage of the right medicines to keep my blood pressure down. I am also on a strict diet of low sodium along with my limited carbohydrates and I also have to limit my fluid intake so that I won't get swollen again. They say my diet won't stay like this forever, but it will be like this for at least the next 6 weeks. 

1 comment:

Sassy said...

Hi Traci! I am so glad to hear that you and Anna are doing so well! Congratulations on getting to hold your sweet baby girl! I will never forget the first time I held our preemie. Such a small thing but a BIG blessing! :)