After getting blood yesterday, Lily has rebounded well. She’s taken four feedings in a row with her bottle (as of 9 pm) and had a lot more energy and color in her face today. She also got a course of diuretics to help reduce her fluid levels. Now we just need her to keep this up and continue bottle feeding without any breathing issues. Hopefully, the cannula will be a thing of the past very soon.
Charlie continues to excel with his feedings and his breathing. He very much seems to like eating as much as he wants and tonight he took 65 ml for me (by comparison, he was getting 35 ml less than a week ago). He had a few episodes after his feedings today but nothing that indicates any serious problems. Most likely, the frequency of his episodes will continue to lessen and he won’t need any specific intervention other than some added caffeine, which was restarted today. That’s not a big deal though so nobody is particularly worried about it.
We also had story time today. Both babies had their very own stories read to them tonight. Lily was read Ten Little Ladybugs and Charlie heard the first half of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. As you can see from the pictures below, both babies were fascinated. Really.
And that’s it for today. Nothing major but since both babies are doing well we’re very happy.