September 3, 2012

NICU weekend update

Well this weekend was pretty "normal" for Olivia, as normal as can be in the NICU.  No major changes, of which we are very grateful!

I've gotten to hold her several more times while she is feeding and even started some "kangaroo care" or skin-to-skin contact.

The nurses are also starting to work with her on the paci.  She's not too crazy about it but it will help with her sucking reflex and feeding from a bottle in the coming weeks so we are praying she picks it up quickly.

I found this precious hat at a local store and couldn't resist getting it for Olivia.  It is HUGE on her and she can only have it on when we are holding her but it was too cute to pass up!

This will be a big week for Olivia.  She will be evaluated by the occupational therapist, the physical therapist and the speech therapist so they can begin therapy with her in the next week or two.  She will also have another EEG to check her brain activity (pray for no abnormal brain waves!) and she will have an MRI on Thursday or Friday (pray for no brain injury!).  Please join us in praying for complete healing for Olivia this week.  This is the week I have dreaded and been most anxious about since learning about the potential of a mild-moderate brain injury early last week.  We appreciate each and every one of you for lifting up Olivia to the Great Physician.  He has already worked so many miracles in this little girl's life and we know there are more to come!  Thanks for joining us on this journey!

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