Katie is making good progress. Since removing her feeding tube, she has nippled enough at each feeding to be ready to come home. She is scheduled for a car seat study and a hearing test tomorrow. Then we should be on our way home.
The grandma’s dropped off the car seat this evening so the study can get started at any time. For this test, they will buckle Katie into her car seat and leave her for 30 minutes. To pass this test she should have no incidents of forgetting to breath or having her heart slow or stop. If you remember from Hailey this is called apnea and bradycardia (As and Bs). In her short existence, Katie has had only two incidents and both were minor and self-correcting. I do not expect her to have any issues that will keep her from coming home.