Just mere hours after Lila’s doctor told us she wasn’t progressing fast enough with her bottle feedings and therefore probably wouldn’t be ready to come home by her due date, Lila showed everyone who’s boss. She went from barely completing one full bottle feeding in a 24-hour period, to completing four! She needs to finish eight feedings by bottle or breast in 24 hours, so we still have a lot of work to do, but she’s getting there! I swear this kid has been determined to prove everyone wrong since the day she was conceived. She’s one determined little gal.
Lila’s oxygen requirements are much improved over the past few days, so this morning the doctor ordered her O2 flow to be turned down from 1.5 liters to 1 liter. We’ve tried this once before and she had to be turned up again. We’re still crossing our fingers, but so far today, she’s handling the lesser flow beautifully. The doctor may switch her to a regular flow cannula by the end of the day if she does well. This is important, because if Lila were to go home on O2, she’d go home on a regular flow cannula, not a high-flow cannula. One more step closer to home. Mission: HOME!