Oxygen wise, Morgan Kate ranged from 24% - 33%. I was so excited about the 24%! Hopefully this will continue. I got to hold her for about an hour today and her oxygen needs increased from 24% to 27%. It wasn't a huge increase, but I was a little disappointed because I don't want to do anything to stress her out or hinder her progress.
Tonight when Travis and I went for our "night time" visit Morgan Kate was very alert. She was looking around and moving her arms and legs. She also got a bath and we were able to help. She wasn't thrilled about the bath, but looked so nice and clean afterward. She didn't have any wires or "equipment" on and we were able to see her beautiful little face. I must admit - she looks just like Travis! Her poor little nostrils are so wide and stretched out because of the CPAP (you will notice this in one of pictures on the new slideshow). It looks painful and I am sure it probably really is, but they will go back down once she is off of the CPAP.
She is continuing to tolerate her increased feeds and tonight she weighed in at four pounds and one ounce. God is so good! I can't get over that she is already four pounds. Hopefully as she gets bigger and older her lungs will improve as well. Be sure to check out the two pictures below, as well as the new slideshow to the right. In the first picture below Morgan Kate was three weeks old and the second picture is from tonight. Wow! What a big difference!
We are thankful:
-that God has been so good!
-that Morgan Kate continues to grow so well.
-that Morgan Kate's oxygen needs have decreased some.
-that Morgan Kate continues to tolerate her feeds.
-that we have such wonderful family and friends.
-for all your thoughts, prayers and words of support and encouragement.
-Morgan Kate's growth
-Morgan Kate's oxygen needs
-Please pray that Morgan Kate's time on the CPAP will be short.