Good morning and happy Sunday!
Olivia had a perfect night. Her good friend, Sydney, the overnight nurse, upgraded her crib and Olivia is now in new digs. Mom thinks her bedding is a little mismatched today, but that’s nothing that can’t be fixed. The new crib makes the room feel larger, and less medical, and because the sides come fully down we can get in real close for cuddles and hand holding.
No major updates on the medical side. Key items are:
- She’ll reach her target of 15 MLs/hour of breastmilk today at noon. They will discontinue her TPN, the food she received via IV, tonight. Her new goal is 18 MLs/hr. A 1/2 tablespoon of Enfamil per kg will be added to her feeds to up her caloric intake, as her weight plateaued slightly over the last three measurements. No cause for concern with this action, as it’s standard protocol and a benefit of constant NICU surveillance. Changes in weight might also be attributed to change in measurement tools (they are using a different scale with the new bed), or extra breathing causing her to burn more calories.
- Respiratory remains the same on the support side. They’re going to move her dosage of Albuterol and the saline nebulizer to every 12 hours, from Q4.
Reminder: tomorrow is Mom’s 30th birthday!