Sophia has been back in the isolette because she wasn't holding her temperature very well. When I left yesterday, they were trying her in an open crib again to see if she can do it overnight. She continues to drop her heart rate while eating, turning a dusky color and giving us a nice scare - maybe her way of keeping all eyes in the pod on her. She is still the most alert and awake, always looking around to see who's visiting her.
Sophia - Sleeping Beauty
Finn has been continuing to have breathing issues as well, mainly while eating. They are doing a PH probe study to try to determine if the little man has reflux. The theory is that reflux may be causing him to have a hard time keeping his oxygen saturation up. We should have the results of the study by Friday and then he can be treated for that if they find anything. He is still hanging out with Cohen in their big crib.
Finn and Cohen - Brotherly Love
Cohen is growing like a weed. He is getting closer and closer to the 6 lb mark! He had another brady the other day so the earliest he would be able to come home would be late next week. I was heart broken to not be able to take him home this week, but at the same time it's a blessing to be able to have them all in the same place for now. I'm sure juggling having some at home and some up at the hospital will be difficult.
Cohen - All Dressed Up And No Where to Go!
Noah is slowly going up on his feedings while going down on his IV fluids. They have discontinued the lipids which were plumping him up quite a lot and now he has lost a bit of weight. He should start gaining weight back since they are fortifying the breast milk to increase the calories that he receives. Chris talked with one of the doctors from the surgery team yesterday. The doctor relayed that Noah is doing really well. He anticipates that they will start to discuss a reconnection surgery mid-October. They want to see him gain a pound or two, to show that he is tolerating the feeds well.
Noah With Daddy's Hairdo
Chris is off of work tomorrow, yippee! We will be on the hunt for some cabinets to put in our living room to hide books and toys for the kids. Our once spacious home for two is becoming quite small with all of the goodies we have waiting for the fantasic four - so it's time to get creative with space organization.
Thank you all for your prayers and support!