Juliana graduated to the CPAP this morning. She now has a constant pressure of air with no “breaths” in-between to prompt her. It is the same concept as an adult sufferer of sleep apnea would have; the constant air triggers your autonomic system to keep breathing. Her feeds have also been increased from 2 ml to 3 ml. The best news today is that her right leg looks just like her left leg. All the swelling is gone and we hope that means it is healing up well.
Update: We talked with the night nurse tonight and Juliana is doing great! She had another stool at shift change which makes two in one day! She continues to be digesting all of her milk that they give her. Best of all, she is rock solid on her CPAP on room air (21% oxygen) with no desaturation or bradycardia episodes. Can’t wait to see her tomorrow!