Here's the update on the girls the past couple of days.
Haley - Well Haley had her follow up eye exam Friday afternoon. She cooperated, but the doctor still couldn't see a lot due to her left eye still cloudy and still trying to heal. Her right eye is looking good. He did an eye ultrasound on her left eye and it appears that her retina is attached in all locations in the eye. We are happy about that. So the eye doctor will look at her again either Wednesday before Thanksgiving or next Sunday. She will be staying at Texas Children's Hospital until then. As for the CPAP, she is being weaned down on the pressures and she may be tried on the nasal cannula next week. Her oxygen requirements have been low, from 26% to room air (21%). Her feeds are being slowly increased and the TPN is being decreased. She continues to grow and gain weight. So overall she is doing well.
Mommy holding Haley
Rachel - Rachel continues on the CPAP. They will start weaning her pressures tomorrow. Not sure when she will try the nasal cannula again. Hopefully sooner than later because little miss Rachel is hating the CPAP. She is constantly trying to get it off her nose. When Rachel lays on her belly she loves to lift and move her head all around, but she can't with that CPAP. She gets so mad. Rachel is strong. She lifts her head well. Rachel has finally made it to 5 pounds!!
Rachel after getting new tape on her cheeks to hold the CPAP.
The two pictures below show how similar looking the two girls are.
Here is Rachel after they took off the old tape holding her CPAP. I love seeing them with everything off their face.
Haley sleeping in my arms.