Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Peeper's Doing Great

Peeper is awake, alert(ish), eating and content.

She's been out of the oxygen tent and on room air since early this morning.

She's had a couple of bottles (1/2 oz, 1 oz) of pedialyte, and one bottle (1oz + a teeny bit) of breast milk, and did great with those.

They are going to do another echocardiogram soon (when the echo team shows up; she's kind of near the bottom of their list) and if that's all good, they will remove her arterial line, Foley catheter and maybe something else, at which point, we'll be allowed to hold her!

For purposes of measuring input and output, they want to continue to give her breast milk by bottle for the rest of the evening and possibly into tomorrow, but I should be able to nurse her at least once this evening, and do a combination for a while until they are comfortable with her going back to nursing fulltime.

Shrike is in with her right now, and has been since she got to the hospital this morning. I'm going to go try to catch a nap in a few minutes.

All in all, everything continues to go very well, and we couldn't be happier with her progress.


  1. Awww!! Peeper!!!! She looks really good.. despite tubes and what not. Sending mojo..

  2. Yes, she looks really great, tubes, wires and all.

    So she agreed to give up and accept a bottle? I'm thinking she said, "Oh crap, they're serious about this bottle business if they're doing all this to make me take it!" :D I know she'll be happy when she can be held and get some real goody.

  3. She really looks a lot better than yesterday, now, doesn't she? Love to all three of you.


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