The babies are busy growing. I am so proud of them. They are now given extra protein added to their milk. It's kind of like they are getting those protein shakes with extra calories that body builders drink. Camdyn gained 2 ounces last night. She now weighs 2 lbs. 2 oz. which means she has gained 1 whole pound since birth! Cade gained another ounce last night. He now weighs 2 lbs. 12 oz. He is growing really fast.
Their oxygen needs have gone back up. We were told to expect that after they have been on CPAP for a while. Since they have to do the work of breathing on their own even though they get extra help from the machine, their bodies and lungs get tired. They are both usually in the 40-50 range on oxygen. I hope that their growth will help them gain the strength they need to continue on CPAP and lower their oxygen needs. If they get just too tired and require a lot of oxygen, they will be put back on the ventilators to rest for a while, but we are hoping that won't be necessary.
God, thank you for their continued growth. We are thankful that they are tolerating their feeds so well and getting bigger every day. We ask that you give their little bodies the strength to stay on CPAP and not need as much oxygen. Continue to strengthen them and heal them. In your name we pray, Amen.