I just wanted to update everyone on Kaelana. Her head scan was great. She is on very little oxygen. She only had the nose cannula, but now she has something that is in her nose only smaller. They have had it between 22-25%, so she is doing wonderfully. I can't think of what it is exactly but they said it just keeps her lungs from closing or something? It was a busy day and I don't remember too much. I do know that if she continues to do well with breathing, this is the last step before nothing! Heart still looks great. We've had issues getting the PICC in but it was finally done yesterday. Her veins are crappy like mine
we are watching her belly button because it is a little irritated from the line she had in since birth but was taken out when the picc was put into place. We started kangaroo care yesterday. She was under the bililight (she rebounded from her last jaundice) so we only got an hour. We got to the hospital this morning and no more bililight! So we got to hold her 3 hours. I've been so optimistic and happy but since yesterday have been panicky. I want to be cautiously optimistic, but I'm realizing there is no in between fear and hope. I am filled with joy one minute. scared out of my mind the next. The doctor keeps reminding me there could be no major events, there could be one tomorrow. Tough for me, though I am thankful to finally have a good start to a NICU experience for a change. She was 29 weeks yesterday, and got her first pacifier. She has really been trying to suck so they finally gave her a pacifier when she kept sucking her thumb. She loves it! Always has her tongue out looking for it now! She recognizes our voices and tries to keep her eyes open to try and focus on us. Heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time! I hope and pray my experience continues down this path....it would be nice to not take 10 steps back and a couple forward like the last times.