Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Morgan Kate had a terrific Halloween! She had five different onesies to choose from today. When she was able to wear clothes last week I thought she could wear a Halloween onesie everyday this week. However, after the tiny set back that didn't all work out, but today she got to dress up and she was Mommy's Little Pumpkin. She was too cute!

Today her oxygen was around 26%. She was doing so well with her oxygen and I was able to hold her. It is very difficult to hold her with the CPAP and all its accessories. It either pops apart, pulls her nose, or just doesn't cooperate. She was doing so well that our "Angel Nurse" asked Dr. B if we could try the nasal cannula. We did and she did awesome! At one point her oxygen was down to 24%. She was actually doing so well that I held her for four hours. When Trav got there he held her for another two. She definitely got spoiled today and I am SO glad! Please pray that her oxygen levels remain in the 20's. 

She is continuing to get 40ccs every three hours and tolerating it well. She is very vocal about when it's feeding time. She knows! We weren't able to weigh her tonight or get her ready for bed. It was a little too chilly in the room and the nurse wanted to wait. I certainly understand why, but it was still a little disappointing. We get so excited about doing anything so weigh in and bed time routines are really big for us. When we called back tonight to check on her they said she weighed in at four pounds and thirteen ounces. Five pounds here we come!

Thank you all so very much for all of your prayers and your specific prayers regarding her oxygen. Travis and I can already tell a big difference in her breathing and oxygen needs. We know that the steroids are working, but we also know that all of your prayers and thoughts have played a vital role in her healing. God is good and he continues to bless us each and everyday. 


Anonymous said...

Her pumpkin outfit was too cute! I am so glad to hear that the steroids are helping. We will keep the prayers coming!
Wendy H.

Hollie Heming said...

YAY!!! Go Morgan Kate! Wow, Heather, she is doing so well. I will continue to pray for more of the same kind of good news and swift progress. Love you all.