Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Two Ponies and Counting...
So, Kevin's a sucker! God forbid the day Karsie learns to work him because all she has the ability to do now is look at him and he has already promised her two ponies during that time (we're erasing this message when she's old enough to understand). This message is courtesy of Ruth.
Karsie is doing very well today. She has grown to 3.195, up 10 from yesterday. That is still below par, but she's at least growing. She has handled the 2 1/2 hour condensed feeding and, barring any setback between 11 and now, she will be brought to 2 hours on, 1 hour off. In other words, they are giving her time to get hungry, one hour to be exact. So, she is getting about 70 mL of breast milk in 2 hours and then getting an hour to rest and let that digest. Hopefully she handles that. Again, our goal is to get to 1/2 hour on, 2 1/2 hours off and eventually completely orally fed. The good news with that is when she gets breast fed (especially at night) she has taken 30-40 mL, so she has it in her to do it. We just need to keep her from throwing up. She did have a VERY tiny spit up earlier today and a more moderate one when Michelle was there with her. Other than that, as far as we know, she is keeping dry. We're still keeping her on nasal cannula (per our request) to help keep her tolerating the feeding and not having trouble breathing.