Sunday, June 24, 2007

Day Seventeen

They moved us to a hospital room this morning! They also unhooked Claire's IV and heart monitors. They took her off the oxygen for a few hours, but her sats got low so they put her back on it. She was NOT happy to have that cannula stuck back in her nose. At least she's down to two wires now -- her oxygen and the cuff on her foot that measures her sats. They are going to leave the PICC line in her head until she is discharged, but it is not hooked up to anything.

Since they unhooked her IV she is only receiving nutrition from the milk she drinks. They upped her feeds to 60 mL but so far she hasn't been able to drink that much. We are working on it.

We are thrilled to be in a room and able to stay with Claire all the time rather than only during visiting hours. We are also nervous because tonight is our first night to spend with her. Say goodbye to sleep!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay! Good going, Claire. Every new day brings even more advancement. Good luck on your first night alone with Claire. You must be so happy!

Love Lauren

Carole said...

AWESOME!!! Rock on baby Claire. Praying you are home in no time flat...you are so on your way!
~Carole

Cathy said...

One step closer to home!I hope you guys enjoy your first night alone with Claire. The lack of sleep is worth it and can always be made up for later.

jennyhope said...

I go to hunter street and saw your blog on the weblogs. i am going to link to you so I can keep up with baby Claire. She is so beautiful.

love and prayers
jenny williams

Anonymous said...

Yay! I am so happy for you! I can't imagine what torture it was having to leave her.

Like someone previously said, don't you worry one bit about that lack of sleep! It can be made up for! Just hang in there for twenty or so years and then you'll be able to sleep all you want! In the meantime, get ready for some tag team parenting!

PARTY TIME, CLAIRE!!

~hehe~
Christy Jordan

Jennifer said...

WOW!! Praise God!! That is just awesome!! She is getting stronger and stronger everyday. She is making leaps and bounds! That is just AWESOME!!!

Jennifer
Mommy to Caden, LCDH 6-1-05--ACTIVE Toddler!!

Shelli Smith said...

I know your sleepless nights have just begun, but how wonderful it is to be sleep deprived!! Keep up the fight Baby Claire. I'm still praying for you to be home soon.

Love,
Shelli

Vicki Jensen said...

Wahoo Claire! Great work! She's such an inspiration!! With the speed of her progress I bet that in a few months this will all be a distant memory and you'll never know that Claire had all these challenges early on. I'm thrilled for you guys and Claire's story give me so much hope for Jack!

~Vicki
expectant mom to Jack, LCDH, EDD 08-27-07