Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Change of Address

Sam moved to "the other side" of the NICU today. He weighs 4 lbs., 1 oz., and is doing very well. The nurses told us that they sometimes move more stable babies to another part of the NICU. He's still on his antibiotics for another week or so. Sam was also donning his first outfit since he arrived. We're really excited that he's doing so well!

Peyton is doing much better. Her feedings are back up to 27 ml. and she weighs 3 lbs., 3 oz. She's been taken off of her antibiotics and is going to move back into the isolette tonight. She seems to have moved past the potential stomach infection, which is great news!

Adah had a heart echo this morning and the doctors think that she has patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). All newborns have a small artery that connects the aorta to the pulmonary artery. Usually, it closes in the first few days after birth. PDA is a condition when the artery does not close. It's not unusual in premature babies, and it may still close up on its own. They can also give her some medicine that could help it close up. If not, we'll keep an eye on her and eventually she'll have surgery to fix it. She's still being very good for her nurses and her weight is up to 3 lbs., 13 oz.!

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