We left at about 4 pm to go and see Ali at the NICU.
|"Spooky" - Ali's Halloween gift from the neonatologists.|
The nurse said that she spit up this morning from the clear liquids they have been giving her.
She has only done this once since they started to give it to her on Friday. They started giving her 1 mL of probiotics and pedialite every 8 hours on Friday, and she is now getting it every 6 hours.
|Mommy & Ali|
|Daddy & Ali|
|Our daily walk at the hospital.|
They had to increase her oxygen some, but she is still doing better than expected.
Now a little info that we learned about her bed and future beds.
She is currently in what they call a Giraffe Bed which maintains temperature and humidity. This is used for the babies in the most critical condition. They can just push a button for the top to come off if they need to get to the baby quickly. (We are glad that our baby was able to have one since they only have a few in the NICU.)
The next level is the Warmer Bed. This maintains temperature but not humidity. It is also open so that the baby is accessible in case something critical happens. Ali will be able to move to one of these beds once her skin no longer needs the humidity, and when another need arises within the unit for the bed she is in now.
The next bed is the Isolete. Which also maintains temperature and is closed off like her Giraffe bed. This provides a quieter environment. Babies can go to this bed because they do not need as much immediate care.
|Warmer Bed on the left in the back and the Isolete on the right.|
Finally, there is the crib. Which I am sure you are all familiar with.
We enjoyed our visit as usual. We left around 6 pm, and a few exits and a loud noise later ... we had a flat tire.
Most people would probably think we were frustrated after all that we have been through this past week, but we just laughed. (Thanks for all of your prayers)
Adam did an amazing job of changing the tire. :)
We have recently added something above her crib that my brother and sister-in-law gave us the day Ali was born from Hobby Lobby.