Saturday, May 15, 2010
First NICU Days
We are suprised and amazed at how well our babies our doing. The were all on cpap and a small amount of oxygen at first. Now Errol and Avery are breathing completely on their own and the only tubes they have are feeding tubes and IVs (Avery and Layla have PICC lines). They are all getting IV nutrition, but Errol and Avery are also getting small amount of tube feedings (high calorie formula and the small amount of colostrum I've produced so far). We've changed all of their diapers and held Errol outside of is his isolette. They are all under bilirubin lights for jaundice. Errol's is normal newborn jaundice. The girls have an antibody to my blood and that is causing theirs. No idea when they are coming home. That's everyone's first question. It's one day at a time.