The girls both had a good day today. We are splitting our time at Texas Children's Hospital and Woman's Hospital of Texas. Haley continues to recover from her eye surgery yesterday. She was more awake and active today. She even opened her eyes for us. Her left eye that had surgery wasn't swollen today. It looked good. You couldn't even tell she had eye surgery a day ago. She was started back on feeds today. She is still intubated and on the vent, but the settings have been lowered. Her oxygen needs have been as low as 21% (room air) so she should be able to be extubated tomorrow (Friday). We look forward to her being back on cpap.
Little Rachel is just that, she is having a difficult time gaining weight. She can't get above the 4lbs 12oz. The MD'S are working on a solution for that. Thomas and I both were able to hold her tonight. She seems to be more of a mommas girl than a daddy's girl. Thomas held her for a brief time because she wouldn't settle down, but as soon as I got her she calmed down and did just fine. We also were able to give her a sponge bath this evening. Rachel is such a wiggle worm. She wouldn't stay still at all during her bath. It took Thomas and I both to get her bathed. The funny thing is while we were bathing her, she decided to go poo. She didn't have a diaper on at this point so it got every where. We had to get her cleaned up from that. It was quite funny! I have a feeling that won't be the last time that happens to us.
Haley at Texas Children's Hospital
Haley the sleeping beauty
Rachel sucking on her pacifier. She had a hold of my fingers. She has a strong grip.
Rachel settling down after her bath