Thursday, January 24, 2008

5 Weeks Old

On Wednesday, Addie and Alex turned 5 weeks old. It is hard to believe that it has been that long. Today, mommy went to go and see Addie. She was doing great! Her color is still a little pale due to the low red blood cell count. But, she was still smiling and acting like her normal self. I was able to notice how the anemia has afftected her eating. Addie gets worn out very easily. This is why she is having heart rate drops during her feeding. She is forgetting how to suck, swallow and breathe during her bottle. But, this will get better over time.
Today was our primary nurses, Joanne's last day for the week. It was very hard for mommy to leave today. Joanne has been such a blessing to all of us! Not only has she been a wonderful nurse, but also an outstanding teacher. Thanks Joanne for your dedication to all of us during our stay at the NICU. We will miss you!
As of right now, Addie is slated to come home on Thursday. However, when Dale and I called in the middle of the night to check on her, she had another heart rate drop. Normally, that can push them back a few days for observation. So, we will wait and see what the doctor says..... We are also waiting on her lab work to come back in the morning. Please keep your fingers crossed that Addie will get to come home on Thursday!

Here is mommy and Alex resting in the chair after Alex took his morning bottle.
Until Wednesday night, Alex had been great during the night. Considering that I am writing this blog at 3am, Alex has been up almost every 10 minutes tonight crying...

Here is little Addie.... She was wide awake after her bottle this afternoon.
Hopefully she will come home to join her brother on Thursday.

Addie loves to stretch!

Here is a picture of Jeanne and Addie. Jeanne is one of the nurse practioners
that was part of the NICU crash team on the delivery of the twins. Jeanne has such a
sweet personality and we will miss her! Today, she came to visit Addie, so I had to get a picture...

Well, good night, or should I say, good morning??? We will update everyone late on Thursday.

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