Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ups and Downs

Emma Estimates:
  • Weight: 1580 grams or 3 pounds 6.7 ounces
  • Feedings: 29 cc's over 30 (or 40 minutes)


~ Check out the Hot Pink Socks!!!!

~ There will be ups and there will downs. Today as I was holding Emma during her feeding, she had a couple of A's and B's (apneas and bradycardias). It feels so weird and basically terrifying to be holding your child and hear the monitors beep warning of the unusual pattern and then to watch as she stops breathing and turns a little blue. You just feel helpless. Thankfully, it doesn't take her too long to recover just long enough to take years off your own life. Acid reflux is to blame according to the nurses and doctors. They say it will go away with time as will the A's and B's. Her 5pm feeding was adjusted to span over 40 minutes instead of the normal 30 to give her more time to digest. Again, we will keep you posted.

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