Bobby: The echo showed no issues with his heart. The valve that normally closes upon birth allows for a brief spurt every now and then, but the cardiologist felt this wasnt a huge deal and, after consulting with the docs, etc, they have decided no meds. It will fix itself. His brain scan showed no brain bleeds. He has been removed from CPAP. This may not last and they may give him a canula, but they wanted to see how he handles no pressure. Today, he did well. When we kangarooed, he was free and loved it! He is so much more relaxed in his isolette without the mask. His bilirubin has dropped, so his light has been changed to low intensity. However, he needs to have a bowel movement. His feedings arent going well, as he isnt digesting as he should. They tried a suppository but, as of today, this hasnt worked.
Maya: The echo showed no significant issues with the heart. The patant ductus arteriosis is open minimally. The doctor recommended treatment with neoprophen. A brain scan was conducted to make sure this is safe (since you cant do it with brain bleeds). The found one, very, very minor bleed. The CRNP told us that it was so minor that it isnt considered a problem and that babies with this type of low issue are considered on par with babies for whom no bleed is detected. So, she had her first dose today. Her CPAP has been dropped to 4, the lowest level. Her bilirubin came up just slightly so she is still under the high intensity light. She is tolerating her feedings very well and digesting most, if not all, of her food. They upped her to 6ml of breastmilk per feeding.
I am a pumping fiend... I feel like pumping is my life now. But it means that they are breastmilk only right now with food to spare! So that makes it all worth while.
The kangarooing was wonderful. I promise to post pictures. We just didnt get home until late and I dont feel well (see my post about my great c-section fun) and I just wasnt up for uploading yesterday or today's pics. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day for that!