Just a short post tonight to keep everyone posted. We contemplated not posting but thought that people would assume something was wrong rather than that there's not too much to report.
Lily had to get some blood today. She's not sick or anything; rather, she's been a bit tired and lethargic for the last few days. Her blood test numbers were borderline but since we need to get her some energy so she can more easily take her bottle feedings the nurses/doctors decided to give her just a small transfusion. Hopefully this will be the boost she needs to get back on track.
Charlie is doing great on his room air breathing and limitless bottle feedings. He doesn't have as many episodes during or after his feedings, though they do still occur every now and again. But once he gets that stabilizes, there's nothing to stop him from coming home!
Today the nurses asked us about setting up a time next week for monitor training. We need to learn how to use the monitors that Lily and Charlie will be coming home with. We've been assured that they're not complicated so it shouldn't be too difficult. In a way, it's a bit of a relief that they'll be on monitors because we'll be alerted immediately if something is wrong. Granted, we're expecting numerous false alarms and we're sure that our hearts will drop every time we hear the bells sounding, but it's still nice to know that we'll know when a problem arises.
PS: Sorry for the lack of pictures today. I was only at the hospital for a couple hours today (Back to School Night put a damper on my visiting schedule) and Brooke understandably doesn't like to lug the camera with her when she's by herself. Don't worry though, I promise to take lots of good ones for tomorrow's post!