Rylee’s second day

14-May-2007 11:46
Or her first full day, depending on how look at it…

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).

13-May-2007 09:48
So far, Rylee’s nursing as well as can be expected. Because she was 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.

13-May-2007 16:07
In the NICU, she’s hooked up to monitors to keep tabs on her vital signs. Rylee was in the infant warmer for the first few hours, where she happily made herself comfortable in just her diaper, all laid out like it was a day at the beach. She was moved into a normal crib after her 8pm feeding.

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!

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