>> Saturday, June 20, 2009
It has been a rather boring day around here in the NICU and we will take all the boring days we can get. Kamryn slowly needs less pressure and oxygen to keep her saturated between 95% and 100% and her blood gases are all fantastic. They were able to keep the carbon dioxide down to the low 50's which is very good news. They still have her on a lot of pain meds, but she is moving around more and opened her eyes for Stef today. We are all just blown away with how well she is doing. I think they are going to give her one more day to recover from the surgery and then start to push her a little bit to see what she can handle. This little girl is a fighter!
Brooke is doing so well also and tonight she will graduate to the lowest level NICU. We are really excited about this as there is a chance she could be discharged tomorrow. She is a little jaundice, but that's normal. Stef has been breastfeeding her today and she changed two diapers today. It will be a huge milestone for us to take one of these babies home with us.
I get so nervous because we have 4 unbelievable days. We really couldn't have scripted them any better and I get anxious that something is going to change with that. We are still remaining cautiously optimistic because we know the trend could change at anytime. She still has a long and difficult journey ahead of her.
There is a chance that Stef will be discharged tomorrow and if we make it home I will post a lot of pictures from this week. I can't wait for you all to see them!
Take care and we will have an update tomorrow morning.