Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Daily Dose, Tuesday March 18

Hope's module was closed a good deal of the day today so Hope spent most of the afternoon snoozing. She did still get in some quality cuddle time with both mommy and daddy.

Hope is inching closer to her weight goal of 2000 grams. She gained 30 grams and weighed 1940 grams today (4lbs 4oz). The doctors were going to talk with the surgeons today to see what they had to say about the results of her lower GI, however, we have not heard back on that consultation yet. Hope is getting herself ready for the big day. The doctors have to check various things to make sure she is ready and one of the things they check is her Prealbumin level. The surgeons want this level to be 10 but Hope, in her typical fashion, is knocking it out of the park with a level of 17 today!

She is still having a few minor breathing and heart rate episodes each day. The doctors and nurses are thinking that perhaps they took her off of the caffeine a touch too early. They are going to keep an eye on Hope and see if she works through this on her own in a couple of days.


  1. Hi Dave, Lynne, Andrew, Sarah and Emily,
    I looked back at several entries I had missed while on vacation and I cried. It was so wonderful to see the whole family (whoops - minus Auntie Em - the great blogger) together. What a blessed feeling it must have been to finally cuddle little Hope. Our prayers are with you.
    Love, Marcia and Bob

  2. I'm playing catch up as well a bit. GREAT news, all around! I'm sorry she's still being a bit unsteady, but I know she's a strong fighter!