The girls both had a great New Years weekend. They both seem to have started off the new year with a bang. We are grateful for the progress our little girls have made thus far. We are excited to have our girls out of the hospital and home to the comfort of their own home this year.
Rachel is still fighting strong on her nasal cannula. Rachel's respiratory rate at times is a little high for the doctors comfort, but she is doing better. Today she was able to be weened down from a liter of oxygen to 3/4 of a liter of oxygen. We will take any progress she makes on the cannula. Rachel is so alert and attentive, looking around with her big eyes wide open. She loves her little pacifier so much. She will sit and chomp on the pacifier for hours. I think it is her security blanket. Rachel is progressing and is doing great compared to say a few weeks ago. She really likes the nasal cannula so much better than the cpap. We are so grateful for all the progress she is making.
First family photo with Rachel in the new year
Rachel sucking on that pacifier
Haley had a few changes today. Haley was able to finally have her PICC line removed today since she is off the TPN and getting full feeds. It was so great to see that PICC line out. It has been in her for months. We are grateful to have that out simple for the fact that she is always at greater risk for infection with it in. She has had several infections because of it. Haley also is doing such a great job on her bottle feedings. She is still a little slow at it, but she seems to be getting the hang of it better and better each day. The nurses keep talking like Haley will be going home soon. It's awkward to be hearing this, but Thomas and I are extremely excited to be hearing those words - "going home soon". We at times thought this day would never come. It really feels like very soon little Haley will be home for good. I can't wait to be able to have her home. We hope and pray little Rachel isn't to far off. We are so thankful for the progression Haley has made despite all the surgeries and infections that she has had to endure. She is such a strong little baby.
First family photo with Haley in the new year
Haley taking the bottle