Alyssa update: she had a set back today. During her feeding, her heart rate dropped for several minutes. Her O2 stats have been dropping but typically they come right back up. Over the last two days that’s been more frequent. The doctor said they look for trends and will watch her closely but she might be in the #nicu for longer than we hoped… (dale via fb)
When people say, “Alyssa is always smiling!” I kinda chuckle. I literally take hundreds of pics when we are with her but only upload the smiling ones. 😊#nicu (dale via fb)
Alyssa update: THIS GIRL!!! She’s 5lbs today. #feisty and #fierce as ever… Still in the #nicu no matter how many times our insurance calls saying the hospital says she is discharged. Seriously, the administrative office has told the insurance company twice that they don’t have her… Ummm… Ya better have her! LOL… Besides, who would lose a #cutie like her?
Alyssa update: Aiden took this picture today! He is going to be a great big brother I think… She weighs 4lbs 14oz… A full 3lbs above her birth weight. She has been in the #nicu for 57 days. (dale via fb)
Alyssa update: I have no idea what she dreams about but she is enjoying it!
She is 4lbs 11oz… Doing well but still not taking all her feedings… Come on girl, let’s get you home!
Alyssa update: she has been taking more than half her feedings from a bottle instead of the tube. Once a day we try breast feeding and she has done well with those. We’re close. Maybe another couple weeks before she’s coming home (we hope)! #nicu (dale via fb)
Sometimes you just gotta say #whatever (dale via fb)
Alyssa update: she’s getting fat! 4lbs 4oz… she was aggravated during feeding because she is a little stuffy… But I put on the raining taco song and she couldn’t stop smiling 😃 #nicu #dancing #tacotuesday (dale via fb)
Alyssa update: look at those chubby little cheeks!!! She’s doing well but I’m under the weather. Stephanie took this pic because I had to stay away until we know I’m not getting sick. 😷 #nicu
Alyssa update: She decided she didn’t want that feeding tube anymore! 😆and she was so proud she got it out too. She was very upset when the nurse put it back.
She is still very drifty (O2 and heart rate drop to alarm levels then come back up, several times an hour). She is anemic but the doctors currently don’t feel she needs another transfusion.
She breast fed for the first time this week and she has been taking partial feedings from a bottle. And she has been gaining weight… She hit 4lbs today!!! #nicu #fierce