Friday, August 29, 2008

Off the TPN !!

Well, Juliana is doing quite well (for her at least). She has been doing so well with her feeds they are going to increase her to 10cc every two hours tonight and she will not get another bag of the TPN. Once she is done with what she has that's it. She will stay on the actigall for a while till her liver gets back to normal after the abuse it's taken from the TPN.

She received her first dose of the Dex (steroids) today and will get another blood gas later tonight. I am hoping that this is the last time we have to go on the Steroids. I would love to see her without the tube in her mouth. She seems to have a love hate relationship with it. One day she is pulling away from it and seems like she is trying to pull it out. The next day she is sucking on it as if it were a pacifier. I will definitely need to stock up on pacifiers with the way she was sucking on that tube. She is definitely getting her own character. I can't believe how far she has come. She still has at least 6 more weeks in the NICU as she needs to be 36 weeks gestation or more before she can go home. Right now she is 30 weeks but still counting and that is what matters the most. Keep us in your prayers.

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Juliana Maria was born on July 12, 2008. She is a micro preemie born at 1lb 2oz. 11-1/2 in 23 weeks and 4 days gestational age.