Rachel got rid of the CPAP today and was put on the nasal cannula. We were so happy to see her beautiful face without the CPAP tubes. Rachel was so much happier and comfortable. This is the 3rd try on nasal cannula and we hope that the third times a charm. We are worried that her airway may not be strong enough yet and she will have to go back on that dreaded CPAP or worse have to have a trach. We are going to be optimistic though and believe in Rachel. We know she can do it. Rachel is 2 pounds heavier than the previous time they tried her on the nasal cannula. She has been growing better the past month. The next 24 hours will tell if she will be able to make it on the nasal cannula or not. Please pray for her!
Rachel on the nasal cannula again
Haley is doing well. The occupational therapist worked with her again this morning on taking the bottle, but Haley was sleepy and only took 2.5cc. They will continue to work with her and hopefully they will find the time when she is awake. They will also start working with her 2 times a day. The neonatologist Dr. Abrams mentioned to us today something we have been waiting to hear since they were born. He said that he thinks Haley may be able to go home in a couple of weeks. This is the first time the doctors has ever given us a time frame of when Haley may get to go home. We are so excited and a bit nervous as well. As the next 2 weeks go by, we will get a better idea if she will be coming home that soon or not. She still needs to work on taking formula from a bottle. We hope she will catch on quick and master it well.
Haley looking so angelic