Morgan Kate is still under the oxygen hood. Last night her oxygen was anywhere from 28%-35%, which was great and a good improvement. Today her needs have increased some and late this afternoon she was up to 40%. It's not exactly what we like to see, but we know that she is tiny and young and that her lungs just need time to mature. While she is under the oxygen hood we cannot hold her, which is killing both of us.
Prepare yourself - at first sight the "cookie jar" looks very uncomfortable. However, it's not as bad as it looks and Morgan Kate is actually very content. The first picture is of Morgan Kate on her back. While she is on her back the nurses use tiny pink bean bags to keep her head in the correct position. The second picture is of Morgan Kate on her tummy. I told you it looked like a cookie jar, didn't I?
She is continuing to tolerate her feeds and is up to 29ccs -just one cc short of an ounce. She weighed in tonight at three pounds and two ounces. Wow!
-Please pray for Morgan Kate's lungs to mature and her oxygen needs to go down.
-Please pray for her growth.
-Please pray for Kaky's surgery which is this Wednesday.