All babies are on feedings. They feed them through a tube that goes from their mouth to their stomach. Jakob and Jaileigh are on .2cc/hr and Anthony and Michael are on .1cc/hr. Jakob and Jaileigh are tolerating their feedings better. They are getting breastmilk. Mike calls me the Schwan Woman.
They have been stooling. Jakob and Michael will stool on their own sometimes. They receive glycerine suppositories every couple of days until they figure out how to really do it on their own all the time.
Michael is back on CPAP. He was intubated for his PDA surgery and was extubated 2 days after surgery.
They have all had their artery lines removed. They are losing some if their lines finally.
All of their bili levels are below 3 except Jaileigh and hers was 4.0 this morning. She also received a blood transfusion this morning. The other hematocrits were good.
I had my 2 week doctor visit and passed the exam with flying colors. The day I was discharged I was not given any discharge instructions. The next day I was driving and doing normal things. The nurses in the NICU recently found out and let me know that I should have received instructions on things I shouldn't do. I was a little worried that I had done something to my body that wasn't good. So I was very happy that the doctor said I was doing an excellent job of mending.
We have seen many miracles in the last 7-8 months and have been so overwhelmed with everyones love and support. Thank you again!
Michael Huston opening his eyes and waving to the world.