I'm sorry, I went to post last night and our internet wasn't working. The babies' eyes were the same as they were on Monday. They will have another eye exam this coming Monday. David is not tolerating the eye exams well. The medication they use causes him to breathe too fast and causes his heart rate to drop. It takes him a day to process everything. They both end up totally exhausted.
David is still on the nasal cannula and they have been unable to wean him with the side effects of the eye exams. He still has some desaturation after feedings as well. Hopefully, that will resolve soon. Other than that, he is gaining weight for the most part - a slight loss yesterday but overall, he's gaining. He is now at 28 mls for feedings - almost a full feeding for a newborn (which is 30). He is doing well with his pacifier but they will not try nippling him until he is off of oxygen supplementation.
Mary Louise is doing really well. She is up to 33 mls for her feedings and started nippling last night. Brent and I have scheduled to go and feed her at 5 pm today. We are so so excited about that. Right now, it is only once a day that she gets bottle fed so we'll see how she progresses. She only has about 12 more ounces to gain before they consider sending her home!! This is of course contingent on their eye exams - if they need surgery, everything gets pushed back.
I have been setting up things at the house - finally able to get excited about things like folding onsies! Still have a long way to go, but progress is happening.
In other news, my mom was taking care of my 16 year old terrier mix. I got her when I was just 13! She got out yesterday afternoon and has not returned - although many of the neighbors saw her running around. Please, if anyone in Houma sees her - she is about 20 pounds, small/ medium Terrier mix, curly tail - light brown fur. Please contact me or my mom. She still gets around really well (obviously, if she has enough spunk to run away) but gets stiff after sleeping due to an old back injury. Her name is Tootle.