Thursday, December 22, 2005
Isn't this the cutest. Kaitlyn's NICU lost twin's parents made this for us. We have become friends with another micro-preemie babies parents, as their situation is similar to ours, they also lost their babie's twin brother and their son has been very sick. They are sadly well past their due date in terms of going home. We have both been there for so long already.
Their son's dad makes the greatest crib signs for his son's bed, and he made this super cute one for Kaitlyn.
The eye doc on monday said once again that Kaitlyn's left eye looks great from the surgery but it is still too soon to tell for the right. He's coming again today.
Kaitlyn also had a "swollow" test yesterday. The docs are concerneed because she really isn't feeding (nippling from a bottle) very well (meaning there is no way she'll be coming home early). The good news is that the swollow test showed that she is not aspirating milk into her lungs (very good thing) and has very little reflux. (preemies often get reflux).
The bad news is that the xray showed that she still does have substantial Chronic Lung Disease and is why she is so dependent upon oxygen still. Time should heal her lungs, it could be months or it could be years.
Posted by liz.mccarthy at 12/22/2005 08:13:00 AM