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Yesterday was Elora's one month birthday.
They had started her on feeds the night before- but she's not tolerating them well

They think she might just have to recover a little bit more from the surgery on her intestines.
Everything from the heart surgery looks fine though.
They took her off the vent for a bit to try her on Cpap- she did ok, but had to work soooo hard and she is so little that she was using up all her energy just to breath, so they decided to reintubate her.
She's up to 795 grams- about 1 lb, 12 ounces now.
AND I finally got to hold her for more than a second... ok, so it was only about three seconds, but still


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...loraJuly26.jpg
The nurses took this one for us- I love it!

These are from her month birthday:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...oraJuly27f.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...oraJuly27e.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...oraJuly27j.jpg
This one is when they took her off Cpap and were about to reintubate her- her cheeks are getting chubby even if the rest of her isnt! LOL
 

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She is just precious. Yes, those cheeks are definitely filling out!!! I'm so happy for you that you finally got to hold her even if it wasn't for long.

Thank you for updating I was wondering how she was doing.
How are you doing mama?

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I am doing ok... I'm just tired mostly LOL
Tired of driving over an hour each way every day... and she had two surgeries less than a week apart- that was nerve-wracking.
But someday we'll look back on this and hopefully it will be like everything else- and not seem so bad
 

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She is so beautiful!!
What gorgeous eyes and cute little...well, everything!

Happy one month old, Elora! I'm glad that things are going well
 

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OHH love that littel stretch one
SO glad that you go to hold her a bit. And hope hse continues to do well. Stay strong!! Congrats on one month!!
 

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Happy 1 month Birthday Elora!
 

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Thanks for the update! She's just beautiful. I'm glad you are doing o.k.--I can't even imagine the stress you must feel at times. Sending lots of healing thoughts your way and Elora's way.
 

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Elora is just beautiful! I can't believe how fast she is growing! I am glad to hear the surgery went well. I think of her and your family often! Happy one month little girl!
 

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So glad to hear that she is a little fighter : )

I guess imissed a post i had no idea she was going for those two surgeries though happy to find out they went well.

She is cute.

WIll they allow you to put a small tape recorder or something in the bassine/incubator of you softly singing lullabies etc? i know some hospitals allow that

Michele
 

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Thanks everyone!

I am sure I could sing to her, but I don't want her to freak out :X LMAO

The nurses are great, there's always someone right there with her, talking to her and stuff when I come in & I am so grateful for that attention she gets.
 

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Wow! I'm so happy that she is still fighting strong! That's wonderful news!

H a p p y_1_M o n t h_B i r t h d a y ! ! !
 

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She looks awesome!
Happy one month Birthday!
 

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Happy one month birthday.
 
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