Elizabeth is still having ups and downs. Her new caregivers are slowly beginning to get comfortable with her needs.
She has been eating like a pro. Her feeding tube was removed and she eats by breast with mom (lucky for dad) during the day and by bottle at night. Because the feeding tube was removed, her reflux has improved significantly.
Elizabeth is now over 4 lbs and is getting rolls in her neck and legs.
She still needs oxygen due to "periodic breathing" and poor blood gases. Elizabeth is getting caffeine again, which stimulates her brain so she remembers to breathe. This is a step back since most preemies at her age do not need it.
Since she is getting the caffeine and continues to have bradycardic episodes, Elizabeth may need to go home on oxygen and monitors. Her parents are desperate for her to come home by Easter.