This week started off so badly. Lilah was losing weight, in fact she lost 60 grams in one day. Al and I were so discouraged. But, our little girl turned the corner as always and she gained 90 grams the day after and last night she gained 160 grams!!! She is now weighing 4lbs 11 oz. Yesterday at the hospital she actually took 27 mls from her bottle and her respiratory rates stayed nice and low. I know this is wishful thinking, but I think our Lilah could be home for Thanksgiving!
I also decided to decorate her NICU apartment and give her some nice scenery.
Update on her roommate:
I found out yesterday that she will require a ventilator as long as she is living. My sister and I seem to think she may have cystic-fibrosis or something similar. It doesn't look like she will live a long life. It brings tears to my eyes, but I have decided to do what I can while we are there to make her life better. They put her in a crib yesterday and I asked if I could donate a mobile to her. She needs something to look at during the days. The nurse told me yes! I am bringing it today for her and so excited. I hope she likes it. My sister has also bought her some little Minnie Mouse socks to wear, along with some little pants. She can't wear shirts because of all the lines in her little chest etc. I am sure fond of this little girl and she will always have a place in my heart.