Monday, October 13, 2008

Day 50 for Morgan Kate

Today is Morgan Kate's 50th day in the NICU. It's hard to believe it's been that long. 

Morgan Kate had a pretty good day today. Her oxygen was around 32% for most of the day. Her lung x-ray showed that she still needed help from the CPAP to inflate her lungs. Therefore, Dr. C increased the flow from +4 to +5 - remember we had decreased the flow over the weekend. He said her lungs didn't look worse, but just needed some extra pressure from the CPAP. They will do another x-ray in three to four days.

I got to hold her tonight for the first time in over a week. It was awesome!!! It was an incredible feeling and while I was holding her she got down to 27% oxygen. Trav and I were both thrilled. I told Dr. C that if needed I could just sit there and hold her until her lungs were mature. Ha, ha!

She is continuing to grow like a weed and weighed in tonight at three pounds and eleven ounces. I am so excited about her growth and pray that she continues to do well. 

She has her 2 week follow-up eye exam tomorrow at 9:30. Please say a little prayer for her at that time. 


Anonymous said...

Hey Heather!

I think Morgan Kate is already attached to her mom! When she is developed enough for the rest of us to hold her, she is not going to want to leave you! She will just have to learn how much spoiling is in store for her. Have a good day! I hope the exam goes well! Love, Aunt Terry

Anonymous said...

YAY! So glad you finally got to hold your precious baby girl again. Her weight is amazing! WOW! We are praying for her eye exam today. Think of you often and love you!


Monica said...

Hey my friend,
Wow! I am amazed at how Morgan Kate is growing. She is all the talk at church. I cannot wait to meet her. If she is anything like you I know that she is wonderful. Praying for you always,
much love,

Melissa and Sam said...

I can't believe your angel is already 7 weeks old! I still can't wait to meet her! I'm praying that her follow up eye exam is perfect! Love and Prayers,

Hollie Heming said...

I have been out of town for two days and couldn't wait to get back and catch up on how everyone is doing! Morgan Kate is a fighter! She isn't letting that CPAP (??) hold her back. Wow! She is growing so fast. Go girl! Love you lots.