Thursday, August 13, 2009
Micah and Malorie have both spent less than 24 hrs in the NICU and both seem to want to get out of there as quickly as possible! Malorie has taken 3 good feedings since her last low blood glucose level episode and so she if she holds steady through the night she will be joining us first thing in the morning in the hospital room. Micah is now off oxygen! He managed to pull his own tube out at 6pm and so the nurses decided to let him try to breath on his own. Aside from a few episodes of sporadic high breathing rates, he has been holding his own and breathing on his own for 5 hrs now! The nurses will keep a close eye on him throughout the night and if he can get his breathing rate below 80 per minute consistantly he will be allowed to try and eat. Once he eats, the IV will come out and then once he holds down a couple of meals he will be right behind his sister. Meanwhile Rachel is exausted to the point that it is getting ridiculous . She finally got to hold both babies at 9 pm tonight and is trying to settle in for a night of sleep. We will update with pictures, videos and more stories tomorrow!