12 April 2007

Updates on Margaret

Margaret has been progressing well, shocking all the NICU nurses and practicioners by refusing to act her age, in other words she has not shown any of the characteristic signs of being born at 32 weeks. And a big step, she started gaining weight 2 days ago.

Well, yesterday, she decided to show us that yes, indeed, she is a preemie. Her heart rate dropped below 70 beats per minute, called a bradicardio-something, a totally normal occurance for a preemie her age. However it does mean that she will have to stay in the hospital for 5 to 7 days to ensure it does not happen again. Hopefully this will be the only occurance.

So, we are on wait again. It is so hard not having her home yet, we have to keep reminding ourselves that she is in the best place for her right now. The staff in the NICU is wonderful and warm and welcoming. We just have to take it one day at a time until she can come home.

Meanwhile, I am recovering from a c-section, which is an all new experience for me. I go for my first followup appointment tomorrow morning.

My mom will be in today, after a horrendious experience in the Chicago airport and 36 hours of travel from France. It will be good to have her here.

Keep us in your prayers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

bradycardia=slow heart rate. Godd luck, she's beautiful.