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Saturday, March 19, 2005

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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby girl. So happy to hear she is getting better. Looking forward to the update that says "we took Elizabeth home today". Hang in there, your on the home stretch!!

Marnie, Dave & Riley

Janet and Tony said...

What a gorgeous smile.
Keep up the good work Elizabeth, we really, really do hope you will be home for your first Easter.
Lots of Love,
The Aussies.
XX00XX

Janet and Tony said...

What a gorgeous smile.
Keep up the good work Elizabeth, we really, really do hope you will be home for your first Easter.
Lots of Love,
The Aussies.
XX00XX

Laur & Anthony said...

Keep up the great work Lizzy. You are looking fantastic. We can't wait to hear that you are at home.

Lot's of love;
Laurie & Anthony
xoxo