Good morning and happy 1-month, Olivia Grace! Mom will share photos from the celebration in a post later today. Olivia ordered up a cake for the royal occasion. She requested to be in the care of one of her favorite nurses today as well.
Tuesday’s medical updates:
- Direct bilirubin number is down to 8.6. It’s great to see the continuous decline.
- Feeds are at full force of 18 MLs/hr. Her PICC line scheduled to be removed today at around noon. This means no more IVs.
- Breathing rate will be pushed down to 15 breaths/min, as they continue to ween her rates.
- Hematocrit is up and red blood cells are close to normal ranges. Her Retic was up to 9.4%, so her body responded well and recovered on its own.
In hospital news, we had a Nurture Smart Mobile added to her crib yesterday. This should help with stimulation during her increased awake hours.