2006-05-03

Day 2 in NICU

Katie has been doing well on the CPAP machine and the amount of assistance as well as the amount of additional oxygen added has been turned down. There is hope that the CPAP apparatus can be removed entirely, and bottle feedings started by this afternoon.

A minor, but expected, setback was encountered today when we first arrived. Katie was very orange and we learned from her nurse that she had jaundice and would be put on the photo-therapy lights by the time we returned after lunch.

Katie has been feed through her IV as well as through a feeding tube that extends to her stomach. For the most part she has been digesting all of the food that was administered through her tube.

She has been sleeping every time that we have visited her. We try our best not to disturb her. When she is sleeping her respiratory rate, and heartbeat is very regular. We like to see that.

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