Morgan Kate had awesome nurses today and we got to see Dr. Edelson. She is one of the female neonatologists and she was great. I got to talk to her for a little while about the increased heart rate, her weight, etc. She was very patient and answered all of my questions. Morgan Kate's heart rate has increased some (it was perfect today) because she has been on caffeine. Yes, the same stuff I wasn't supposed to drink while pregnant with her. They are giving her this to help with her apnea prematurity and it causes her heart rate to rise some. I was also a little concerned about her weight. She hasn't lost any, but she hasn't gained any either. Dr. Edelson assured me that this is okay. Morgan Kate has been tolerating her food which they have now increased to 3.8 cc and will continue to increase by .3 cc every 12 hours. She also delivered the results of the brain ultrasound and it was beautiful. There was no bleeding on the brain at all. I was so relieved!! Your prayers are definitely working - please keep them coming. Her lateral ventricles were on the high side of normal, so they will rescan in about two weeks. However, Dr. Edelson said this is typical in preemies and should fix itself.
I also got to kangaroo with her for over two hours today. Her nurse got the room really dark and quiet and situated Morgan Kate really well. She was a perfect little angel and they were even able to turn her oxygen off the entire time I was holding her. It was a great day!