Smiling Alyssa

The apple of her Daddy’s eye!

 

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Spa time

I gave Alyssa a bath.  This was too cute not to share!

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Alyssa Graduates from the NICU

Alyssa update: yup! #nicu graduate!!! Alyssa came home Thursday night… She spent 79 days in the nicu. Born Feb 20th at 1lb 14oz, she dropped to 1lb 9oz before gaining like a champ until we came home at 6lbs 4oz. (dale via fb)

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Alyssa Update: May 8

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Cuteness Overload

Cuteness overload! (dale via fb)

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Alyssa’s Update: 5-3-18 part 2

Alyssa update: I took this pic last night… Alyssa was alert and playful… I really want her home. She’s having trouble eating and breathing. She can do one or the other but not both. They are scheduling a swallow study for Monday to see if she is swallowing milk into her lungs while she eats but the doctor said the study is the equivalent of over 100 x-rays of radiation. That sounds scary to me. If she is sending milk into her lungs, the medical way to address it is to thicken her feedings. They said they cannot thicken breast milk so she would go to formula only. We hate that answer. It’s been stressful and scary. But I know she will be ok. This is temporary… #nicu (dale via fb)

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Alyssa Update 5-3-18

Alyssa update: she hit 6lbs today! You can barely call this porker a premie anymore. She is still on oxygen but her feedings are going better. And she’s more cute today than yesterday…again. (dale via fb)

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Alyssa Update: 4-28-18

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Alyssa Update: 4-25-18

Alyssa update: she is back to her self! She was so lethargic the last couple days, not opening her eyes, not smiling, not her. A day on oxygen and what a difference… She was also put on a med for water retention which caused her to lose a little weight yesterday but that was expected… She is currently 5lbs 5oz… (dale via fb)

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Alyssa Update:4-24-18

Alyssa update: she had several drops in her O2 stats yesterday. They decided to put her back on oxygen. They told us from the beginning that it’s not uncommon for a baby in the #nicu to take a step back but that doesn’t make it easier when it happens. (dale via fb)

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