Ok. So we are in the home stretch with Coraline… it seems like any day now she’ll be on low enough flow on her Vapotherm (her breathing support) that they can start trying out nursing and then bottle feeding as well. Once that happens we are mere weeks away from her coming home. This girl […]
Apologies for not posting for a while. I’m warming up my car to head to work, so I have a minute. Coraline is doing pretty well! She is still on the vent, and needs to get suction almost on the hour, but she keeps getting bigger. She hit 1360 grams two days ago ( over […]
Coraline had an ok day. She needed her forth blood transfusion, and has been really touchy. Her new thing is kinda holding her breath, sometimes when we are fussing with her and sometimes for no reason at all. If she decides to stretch or gets angry she often bears down and you can see her […]
Hello! Another snowy afternoon at the hospital, and Coraline got a new vent tube. She’s been growing REALLY well this week. When they had to re-intubate her 8 days ago she wasn’t big enough for the next larger airway tube, which was unfortunate because the smaller one was/is too small to maintain a good seal. […]
The post christmas snow unfortunately kept us at home and away from the hospital yesterday. This morning we shoveled out and managed to make it off of our street which hadn’t been plowed yet, though the rest of the drive was just fine. Coraline was a handful yesterday! She apparently pulled her feeding tube out […]
We had a great Christmas with Erin’s family this morning, and have been spending some time with Coraline since then. She is good today! Same old with the leaky seal, desats every once in a while. She is handling larger feedings ( and their :ahem: disposal) quite well. She looks bigger every time we are […]
Coraline on her first day, sporting my wedding band as a bracelet.
Hello all! We’ve had a busy 5 weeks, but most of the details have been in a facebook group until now. Here’s the recap: We were expecting our first child to be born on March 3rd 2013. About 5 weeks ago Erin started having some pain and discomfort which we originally thought might be gallstones […]