Monday, November 2, 2009

Catching Up!

Sorry we've been out of commission for a few days.  It's been an incredibly busy time for us. We had a fun time with Karsie on Halloween.  But she was one angry cow during picture time in the NICU.  We had to shove her arm into one of her sleeves as her IV was in the way (we made it work).  She is pretty grumpy not being at home, which we kind of enjoy.  However, she was REALLY grumpy Halloween.  Many nurses came by to look at her costume, and even though we didn't get a good picture of her being happy, she did have a long time where she was content.  

Yesterday we celebrated Michelle's birthday by taking a day off and going to Disneyland.  We visited Karsie at 6 a.m. and returned to the NICU at 10 p.m. just in time to see her sleep both times.  Since Michelle gets a free day at Disneyland on her birthday, we took advantage; plus with our friend Dave having the same birthday, it led to a good day of everyone in the park saying "Happy Birthday" every 5 minutes.  It was exhausting, but very fun.  So, we didn't get to update you guys for a while, but we're back now.

Karsie:  She has been doing fantastic!  The plan is still to be out of there sometime Tuesday, but incredibly we're still not sure what the plan is even though we've asked.  There are some details that are a little confusing.  She has not thrown up at all as of 5:30 this morning.  We're not sure about after that.  She has been on 100% of her feeding since midnight last night, so we assume that midnight tonight they will increase her calories to 22 with rice cereal.  That should get us finished by Tuesday at noon; unless they want to observe her for 12 more hours, which would put us at midnight, which would mean they would extend our fun little stay until Wednesday. The other thing Karsie has been doing is eating orally almost all of her feeds.  She is pretty tired from midnight to 6 a.m. (who isn't) so she usually has to be fed through a tube at that point, but every other feeding she has been eating all of it.  Hopefully this continues with her 100% feedings so we can get that tube out soon.  We should have a vision of how she is doing and how she will do later on tonight.  We hope to have some pictures of her coming home....again.


  1. great job on the costume, Michelle. Karsie looks adorable...even though she is screaming :)Cory

  2. I LOVE the cow crying picture! She is still adorable! Glad you all had a good day at Disneyland and that Karsie is doing so well. I will be waiting to hear the good news of her breaking out for the 2nd time! :)

  3. That's one mad cow! sorry, couldn't help myself.
    Love, Sabrina MVCC Ramona,CA

  4. Hurry Home Karsie.

  5. Fabulous costume dah-ling!

    Glad you got to play at Disneyland, happy belated birthday Michelle!

    I hope Karsie comes home tomorrow and keeps up all that good work of nippling her feeds! Clever child. And sleepy at night too!

    Thanks for the update!
    Love, Jen.

  6. Adorable costume! So glad you got to have a happy birthday at the happiest place on earth. :)

  7. I'll be praying for Karsie. She is beautiful.