Grey has been doing so great the past few weeks. She currently weighs 5lbs 5 ounces! We were giving her high fives all week! We continue to be blown away at the miracle that she is. We are so thankful for her life and everyday we are reminded of how precious it is.
After her swallow study, the speech therapist worked long and hard to figure out what suited her best as far as formula vs breast milk. We all agreed that formula was the best option for Grey. She drinks her whole bottle, every single time, and her reflux has greatly improved. This was yet another thing I had to mourn. I so badly wanted to be a mom that was able to breast feed. I pumped long and hard for four months, but ultimately, it’s not about me. It’s about Grey and what she needs. I’m reminded again of the definition of motherhood – providing exactly what she needs.
Grey taking all of her bottles means the final countdown is ON. She has to go five consecutive days with no episodes (dropping her heart rate and/or O2 saturations below 80%). If she does have an episode that requires the nurses to stimulate or intervene in any way during the five day stretch she has to start over. Potentially, we could have Grey home in the next week or two depending on if she has an epsiode. This is so exciting for us! We are trying to be patient because we don’t want her home before she is ready, but we want her home as soon as possible!
We can’t wait to be home enjoying some football and taking naps on the couch with our little Grey! We will keep you posted as much as possible during this EXCITING week!! Hopefully our next post will be…HOME!
oh and p.s. TOMORROW she is FOUR months old! Happy 4 months, baby Grey!