Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Daily Dose: Wednesday, February 18

Hope: day 73, stretching it out

Hope: day 73

Hope: day 73

Hope had an ok day. She was doing great until 7.30 tonight when she had a few episodes. The doctors want to rule out infection, which seems to always be the first thing to do, so Hope is getting blood cultures, a CBC and possible blood gas. If the CBC at 10 is suspicious they will start the antibiotics: vancamyacin.

Hope continues to be a contender in the Biggest Fatty competition. She gained 50 grams today, weighing in at 1420 grams. Good work Hope!!!

Hope also got to snuggle with Daddy today for almost 2 hours. They both loved it, but rumor has it Hope was asking when she is allowed to snuggle with Aunt Em. Really, I could hear it all the way in Chicago, hehehe.


  1. These are great photos! I am Valerie, a friend of Tena VerHoef. I have been following Hope since she was born and I am so excited to see the weight gain! When was her due date supposed to be? The other day the post read that she will be in the hospital one month over her due date...just wondering. Love the blog, love knowing that there is a tiny baby named Hope who gets my prayers, and i am seeing the prayers work! Praise the Lord!

  2. We think it's great that you are praying for her too!!!
    Hope's due date was the last week of March, so looks like she might be in the hospital until mid-end of April.

  3. Em, Hope looks great! You know...I've always noticed chocolate to help me gain weight...maybe try a little of that...;)
    It has to be SO hard not to be able to hold her yet - but hopefully soon! Tell Hope to keep up the great work!!!

  4. Hi Dave, Lynn, Sarah, Andrew, and Hope, want all of you to know I think about you everyday and that you are in my prayers. I hope the blood work comes back negative for infection and that the episodes subside. Glad to hear Hope is still in the biggest fatty competition! You go Hope!

    Love to all of you,
    Carol Z.