Sunday, January 09, 2005

Elizabeth had a good day today. She slept on and off while mom was there. Every time she wakes up ,she opens her eyes, looks around and makes funny faces. The nurse said that when babies start feeding they are more relaxed and feel more content. She is now getting 2 ml every 2 hours, and as a result she is getting less IV food (TPN).
Elizabeth still has the breathing tube, which may be taken out on Monday if she is feeling well. The ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor will check her breathing passages first, because when she was intubated last time, the doctor notices some scar tissue in the back of her throat. It is possible for the scar tissue to obstruct her breathing and she will have to go back on the vent.
Mom and Elizabeth had another kangaroo session for almost two hours.

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