I can eat from a bottle!!

>> Monday, July 20, 2009

Kamryn had a great day today and hit another milestone - she had 52cc's from a bottle this morning and Stephanie was able to breast feed her this afternoon! She has done so well with her feeds! It doesn't appear that she has any oral aversion and definitely remembers how this whole feeding process works. Another hurdle cleared!

We also haven't had any real issues with spitting up or reflux. I am not convinced that we have really tested it as she has only had up to 2 ounces at a time, but things look promising! Traci, one of her primary nurses, took this picture today and made this card for Hollie from Kamryn:


She is still at 1.6 on the Fentanyl and I think they will go down another .2 tomorrow. She hasn't shown any signs of withdrawal at this point so we are hoping this continues.

Kamryn is also in a regular crib now! Everyday it seems like there is another accomplishment and we are so proud of her. Honestly, if it wasn't for the Fentanyl, I think she would be in the ACN unit right now which is a step down from the ICN she is currently in. She is just doing fantastic and we are counting down the days until we bring her home to be with the family!

Brooke is becoming a little more fussy lately and we are trying to figure her out. My guess is she just wants more attention since her sister Kamryn has received so much this last month. Stef and I just feel so blessed with her progress and how she keeps amazing everyone.

Take care,
Shawn

10 comments:

Tracy Meats July 20, 2009 at 7:54 PM  

Way to go Kamryn---you are one amazing little girl!! Keep up the good job on reaching your NICU goals and you will soon be home!! We are in Texas this week and we are cheering you on from your home state!! Go Kamryn Go!

Much love,
Tracy

kmm0305 July 20, 2009 at 8:18 PM  

Yea! It sounds like Kamryn is doing great with feeding and weaning meds. We went through morphine withdrawal, it wasn't pretty. And it sounds like so far, so good with feeds and little reflux--we hope it stays that way! I'm sure the nurses will have great ideas on helping with feeds. We tried so many different feeding schedules with breast and bottle and knew that was the last issue keeping us in. We got creative and came up with a solution that worked well for us and got us home. I can give you details as she continues to increase on feeds if you are needing suggestions.

Anonymous July 20, 2009 at 8:37 PM  

can't tell you how wonderful it is to hear about Kamryn taking 52cc's! That is amazing and such a blessing. You all are doing great. We send our prayers,
The Peacocks (Austin)

Carol G July 20, 2009 at 9:06 PM  

This is just wonderful news!! I'm so happy for all of you! I will continue to pray for Kamryn and the rest of the family.

Allison July 20, 2009 at 10:36 PM  

Kamryn, you are Superbaby!

Christina Jones - dpsg July 21, 2009 at 7:40 AM  

I am so happy to hear how great Kamryn is doing !! It was such a treat to see you the other day Stephanie and to feed little Brooke !! You have 3 amazing and beautiful girls !! I will continue to pray for healing and progress for Kamryn and hope that she gets to come home soon. What an awesome little fighter she is !!

Anonymous July 21, 2009 at 10:01 AM  

This is such great news! I'm so glad for you all! We're still sending prayers her way and cannot wait for the day when you all get to take her home. Let us know if you need anything!
Love,
The Bryants

Jen July 21, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

Yay Kamryn! That is so awesome!!

Anonymous July 21, 2009 at 2:24 PM  

What wonderful news...power of prayer and a strong will! I know you and Steph must be breathing easier too. Congratulations to all of you!

Elizabeth July 22, 2009 at 12:24 AM  

Keep it up Miss Kamryn! You are one of those "shock and awe" girls! Watch out Mom and Dad! This is just awesome.

You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!
Elizabeth

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