Here is our Sweet Nina. She likes to sleep. She doesn't cry much. She is using most of her energy to eat. She was forgetting to breathe while she slept, but she has stopped doing that now. She has a hard time with coordinating sucking, swallowing, and breathing. She chokes during her feeding and she holds her breathe. Her heart rate drops and around her mouth turns ashen color and her oxygen level in her blood drops. Sometimes not all three things happen, sometimes only two of three. She gets really limp when it happens. She has some jaundice, but it is at an okay level, so we don't have to put her under the lights. Her pediatrician has started her on Zantac for acid reflux and we tilt her "bed" up slightly so that her head is a little more elevated. So as my mom likes to say, she didn't have enough time cooking on the inside, and it takes longer to cook on the outside. Rebecca got to see her through the window, since kids aren't allowed in the Intensive Care Nursery (ICN).
2 days ago