Natalie continues to need higher levels of oxygenation and vent support. They did find an infection in her blood cultures so she is on an antibiotic. I was hopeful that her recent set backs where caused by the infection and we would see an improvement with the antibiotics but so far that has not been the case.
When we arrived at the hospital Friday night Natalie had a surprise waiting for us-s card with her hand and foot prints. So sweet! Steve also held her for the first time and of course loved every minute of it despite his initial nervousness.
I met Natalie's new neonatologist yesterday. She will be on a 4 week rotation with a 5 day break. I am hoping she has some new insights into Natalie's care.
I am struggling with the stress of all this and trying my best to focus on loving Natalie and not worrying about her numbers. It is so hard.