I've set up this blog to keep up on Ibrina's progress (to read the back story click here). So far she has had an AWESOME week!
She was born 2 weeks ago today, weighing 2 pounds and measuring 13.5 inches. She was only 27 weeks gestation and had a very long road ahead of her! She was intubated, she was on no stimulation orders and it was basically a wait and see diagnosis...which is very frustrating! After losing a little weight right after birth, she is now 2pounds 3 ounces and 14 inches long.
Her first major milestones would be CAT scans at 6 days and 14 days to see if there was any bleeding in her brain...PRAISE GOD, both of those came back negative! Secondly, they needed for her lungs to develop and strengthen so that she could breathe on her own...PRAISE GOD, she has been breathing on her own for 2 days. Next, they needed her to be able to eat and tolerate food....PRAISE GOD, she has gone from 3ml 2 days ago to a whopping 11ml of breast milk today!! And lastly, her Momma wanted desperately to hold her, no machines, no glass incubator....PRAISE GOD, Cathy was able to have skin to skin contact with her today for 30 minutes!
We all know that this is going to be a long road and the up days may be followed by some really hard ones. But today we will revel in the fact that we serve a faithful and fearless God that knows the plans that He has for us.
Thank you for praying for Ibrina & please share your thoughts and prayers for Xavier, Cathy, Marcus and Ibrina...I know that they will appreciate them!