September 10, 2012

NICU day 19

Another big day in the NICU for sweet Olivia!  The speech therapist has been working with her each feeding on her sucking and she did awesome today!  Because she did so well, we even got to try a bottle!
 She still has a long way to go before being bottle-fed but at least we know we are heading in the right direction.  Olivia's biggest struggle with the bottle today was getting her breathing and swallowing down.  She would "hold" the milk in her mouth for awhile then swallow really fast and hard about 3-4 times which made her swallow lots of air.  Hopefully each day will get better!

Since I spent most of the day with Olivia but had to leave to pick up Hannah from preschool, Jason went up after work to spend some time with her.  He was there during her occupational therapy session and worked with her on her pacifier.  I'm so thankful he is able to spend some quality time with her each day.

And because this little girl hasn't had a blog appearance in a few days....I found this girl playing in Olivia's room and climbing into the crib this afternoon.  I think Hannah is a bit excited to have her little sister home from the hospital! :)

Tomorrow is the big day for Jason and I as we will find out exactly what Olivia's prognosis is from her MRI scan done last week.  We have a meeting with the neurologist and the neonatal doctors tomorrow afternoon.  We would greatly appreciate your prayers for this meeting.  We don't know what to expect and I'm sure we will be overwhelmed with information but we are trusting that God has the perfect plan for our sweet baby and her life and healing is completely in His hands.

1 comment:

  1. She's so beautiful! I have been thinking of her sucking reflex a lot the last day or so and praying for it! I will definitely pray for you guys tomorrow!