Friday, April 1, 2011

Who's driving this crazy bus anyway...Emma is!

Having a baby in the NICU is like being on a wild bus ride with the baby as the driver. You never know where she is going to go next and you have no control. Today some of the good turns she made were:
  • She got her IV out. Hooray for no more swollen limbs and many many pokes!
  • Her head diameter has not increased.
  • The hole in the upper part of her heart has closed on its own.
  • She graduated to a crib which means she is able to maintain her body temperature and she has less doctors monitoring her progress (fewer tests.)
Some of the bad turns were:
  • She has high phosphorus levels and they don't know why. We are still unsure what that means.
  • The hole in the bottom portion of her heart is still the same size and continues to cause her to breathe too fast to feed by mouth. The doctors will decide in the morning what to do next.

The Fam

She loves to be held by daddy

She loves to look at mommy and hear her sing

Big girl bed!

This was taken close to 11:00 pm and we finally decided to say goodnight. It's hard to leave that precious little face!


Melissa Smith said...

What sweet pictures! Thanks for keeping us all updated. I truly look forward to each post and hearing how well Emma is progressing. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We love you guys and pray that the Lord will continue to bless your little family.

Jen J said...

The words "precious" and "miracle" are what comes to mind when I see those pictures. I get goose bumps just thinking about her and your little families story. I love to read about her progress. Thanks so much for the updates!