Day 5 in NICU

Today was a good day for Katie. Her feedings were up and her IV suppliments were down. We need to get her off the yellow bag of fluids and then the IV can come out.

They needed to start a new IV in Katie’s head at the 2:30 p.m. feeding. While I was feeding her, the IV in her head popped out.

Last night’s billyruben level was again past 10. They told us that she may need to go back under the phototherapy light. Luckily, her billyruben level was headed down again when they pulled blood for the 4:00 p.m. labs.

Katie has been loosing weight since she was born and is now down to 4 pounds and 8 ounces. This is normal for a newborn and hopefully her weight will start picking up again.

We bought two premie sized sleeper outfits for Katie to wear. Both are good for up to 5 pounds. Both outfits are huge on little Katie.

Fred and Katie

Lots of Sleeping Going On