Sorry that we haven’t updated in the last couple of days. I guess slow news days are good for us! Juliana had a follow-up eye exam today to see the results of last week’s surgery. Apparently her left eye is good, and the surgeon wants to reevaluate her right eye in another week. He couldn’t quite tell how well it was healing, so he’ll be checking again soon. So, we will continue to pray for complete healing for both eyes and no future complications.
Today Juliana weighs 3 lb, 9 oz. She is growing so rapidly! Tomorrow she will begin her compressed feeds, the next step on the way to breastfeeding. She has been receiving 10 ml/hr for 11 hours at a time, but the compressed feeds will begin to simulate the “bolus” that a baby receives when they eat for 15-30 minutes. So, the goal is to make sure that her stomach can tolerate the larger amounts of milk at a time. Once that goal is accomplished, they will work on her sucking and swallowing skills. Very exciting!
She has also been doing very well with her breathing. She’s been on nasal canula for 2 days now and tolerates it very well. When we get home again we’ll try to upload some photos of her in her little outfits. So cute! Also, I think she’s been smiling at me. Probably just a muscle twitch. 🙂