Made of Gray

Christmas Eve

201 Days in the NICUHolly D Gray5 Comments

I've been pretty delinquent in my blogging duties lately. It's crazy with the holidays on a normal year but throw a sick baby into the mess and you've got absolute madness! So here's a quick update on Caleigh......
She is still doing amazing on room air. No vents needed and hopefully never again needed. We still haven't got to feed her yet. The surgeons are being very cautious and waiting for her tummy secretions to slow down. So we have a very hungry baby that tries to suck a hole through her paci every chance she can! Maybe in a few days?
We do have a fairly new problem to deal with too. Caleigh has high blood pressure and it started about 3 weeks ago. They were hoping it would be a passing thing but it has stuck around. So she is on medicine for that and it's not really helping that much. We keep playing with the dosage and timing to see if we can get better results. This morning (Merry Christmas Eve) Caleigh is going to get a kidney ultrasound to see if there is anything wrong with her kidneys. Sometimes when babies have high blood pressure there may be a kidney problem. We pray that there isn't anything wrong with them. We really don't need something else to worry about!

Other than that everything else is ok. Caleigh is alert and has started grabbing at her rattles and toys. It's small grabs but she is doing an amazing job! We are so pleased with her progress and it really makes us feel great when she reaches another milestone. She watches us talk to her so intently too and I can't wait till she makes her first coo or gurgle at us!

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Have a Blessed Day with family and friends.



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