Camdyn and Cade are now 11 weeks old. They are both doing well. I am so proud of all they have accomplished and how far they have come. Theyare simply AMAZING!
Camdyn is getting back on track now. She is back on nasal cannula. She was put back on 4 liters, and is now down to 3 liters. She started feeds again, but they decided to put her on continuous feeds at a much lower volume to help control the possible reflux episodes. She will have to work her way back up to full feeds. She was getting 32 mL and now she is getting 12 mL. Both babies were given diuretics to help rid them of excess fluids. They both lost a little weight (water weight) due to that which is what the doctors wanted. After that, Camdyn has been in the low 20s on her oxygen, so that is awesome! She has been on 21% for a while now. That's what we breathe! She now weighs 3 lbs. 9 oz. I am hoping she starts gaining more actual weight, not water weight. It was determined that she did not have an infection after all. (Thank You God.) They think it was a severe reflux reaction. That is why they are taking things really slow and watching her closely as they increase her feeds.
Cade is doing great. His oxygen requirements are a little bit higher than Camdyn's; they are in the high 20s - low 30s which is still good. The diuretics didn't quite work as well on him. He likes to hold on to all of his weight. He is working on taking his bottles and breastfeeding. He gets 2 bottles per day and the rest of his feeds are through the feeding tube. He doesn't always take all of his bottle. He does try to breastfeed, but he is still not quite strong enough to have an effective suck. He is getting so adorable. He is very alert now and looks around everywhere. It is precious! He now weighs 4 lbs. 14 oz. He was at the 5 lb. mark but lost a little with the diuretics. I went to buy newborn sized clothes because his preemie clothes are getting a little small. The newborn clothes look huge! It's crazy that I will soon have 3 month olds who will be wearing preemie (Camdyn) and newborn sized (Cade) clothes.