Well Rachel did it again - she pulled her tube out! She has done this 3 times this week. It looks like the problem is that she likes to lift her head up while laying on her tummy and when she does that it yanks the tube out despite being taped down. The doctor did start her on some IV antibiotics (yes she has a new IV - no longer IV free). The doctor suspects she may have aspirated some breast milk due to her breathing tube being pulled out so many times. The doctor started the antibiotics as a preventive precaution. She will be fine. Rachel is so feisty! Thomas held Rachel today and he got nervous because she was much more awake than usual and she was also not very happy. Thomas was more nervous than I have seem him with the girls. He got nervous about her heart rate going high as she got angry. Thomas and I have a lot to learn when the girls come home as there will be many times the girls will be unhappy. Rachel is just so content laying on her tummy. It was so nice to see Rachel so awake with our visit with her today. She had her eyes wide open. Rachel has mommy's eyes. She is so adorable. Haley our calm princess is doing well. She doesn't get to lay on her tummy right now due to her bowel surgery, but she is content laying on her back. Haley still has not had any poop. The doctor's don't seem concerned yet, but we are always worried about our little girls. We just want them to be well and happy. We know with time our little miracles will be strong enough and well enough to come to the comfort of their own home with mommy and daddy. We just love these little girls so much. Each time we visit them it is harder and harder to leave. We are so attached to them. We hate to leave the NICU every time we are there, it is just so hard to say good night to our daughters and not be able to have them in the comfort of their own home. We will get there, the Lord has been so good to us. He has carried us through the rough nights, He has pushed us along when the road seemed to be a dead end. We have truly witnessed the tender mercies of the Lord in our lives these past few months. While the journey has been long, hard and down right difficult at times, We have experienced the true tender mercies of a loving Heavenly Father. We owe everything to him and His Holy Son Jesus Christ.
Rachel in her favorite position - on her tummy.