It has been an awesome day today because both girls yes both girls are finally off their ventilators. The doctor took both Haley and Rachel off the ventilator around 11:00 this morning and put them on a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). This is a huge step forward for our little girls. The ventilator has served its purpose for the past twelve weeks and we are not sad to say goodbye to it. We hope they can continue to tolerate the CPAP, and not have to go back on the ventilator. They both have been extremely agitated by the CPAP. All they have known since birth was the ventilator and so they are going to have to get used to it. We hope they will adjust to the C-Pap and continue to progress. Words can't express how thrilled Thomas and I are with this great step forward today. Every little and big step forward is such a wonderful blessing. We truly have been blessed. How grateful we are!
Haley sucking on her pacifier
Haley with the CPAP. She's not too happy about it.
Rachel with the CPAP