I had blogged the other day that Ella might be off o2 in 3 (now 2) weeks? Wellll, that changed. Yesterday, when home health came they noticed that Ella was having some mild retracting (pulling in under her ribs). Now, a lot of babies with chronic lung disease are apt to have some retractions, it's just kind of part of the package but she told us to keep an eye on it. Well, by evening, I noticed they were slightly deeper and she was also taking deep shuddering breaths pretty frequently. So I called the pediatrician and spoke to the on call ped. I thought we'd have to go back into the ER. Thank goodness we didn't, but we did end up turning Ella's O2 back up to 1/8 of a liter. This morning we talked to her pulmonologist on the phone and they cancelled the overnight sleep study for now. She's just not quite ready, and that's okay!
On another note, when Ella was weighed on Tuesday, she weighed 7 lbs 6 oz. On Friday, at her pulmonology appointment she weighed 7 lbs so she gained 6 oz in just a few days!! The really exciting thing about that is that I only had her on one bottle since her medications were moved to only once a day. So that's alllllll boobie milk except one fortified bottle! Hurray!
|I wanted to get pictures of them in their matching jammies. Olivia kept saying|
"Nooo I dont' want to hold her!"
She wanted to play with her cousin instead!
|I fought for this picture hah|
|Olivia, Ella and cousin Kyra|
|7 lbs 6 oz--what a change from 2 lbs 10 oz!|