The girls had a rough day today. B was really struggling with her breathing and her machines must have gone off 25 times in the first little while I was there. She was a bit agitated too, and kept kicking off her leads. Then I found out that she has a heart murmur as well – apparently new. Hopefully that sorts itself out soon and doesn’t require intervention. (C has a murmur too, and I even got the surgery talk, but for now it is being managed “conservatively.”) They did a chest x-ray on B and nothing in particular showed up – thank god – so they gave her a little more breathing support.
C’s day was not quite as rocky, although she was struggling with the breathing a bit with her little ribs heaving. She seemed to be better after a very long snuggle though. I wish I could hold both at the same time, but we’re not there yet. Fingers crossed that tonight goes easier for them.
If bedrest was a marathon, NICU time is some kind of neverending Iron Man.