Rylee celebrated her 24th hour without much fanfare. She was off at the nursey getting herself checked out by the nurses, as Diane and I were finishing up lunch (the long fabled Italian sub).premature, we still have to supplement the breast milk to keep her glucose levels up, but overall she eats very well–you should see her suck down a bottle of formula.
However, Rylee’s progress hit a hiccup around 1pm. As the nurses were getting ready to bring her back to us, Rylee had an episode of apnea. AOP is common in preemies because her autonomic nervous system isn’t fully developed yet and will usually go away as they mature. Luckily, Rylee started breathing again on her own but is now being monitored in the NICU.
Rylee will need to be monitored for 48 hours, which means she won’t be coming home with us when Diane is discharged on Monday. At the earliest, she will be coming home on Tuesday. Stay tuned!