First, let me try to answer the questions you've been asking lately:
> As far as I know, a living donor can designate who can receive an organ (as long as it's not black market). The deceased do not have as much a say, if any at all, but I'm not certain (somebody can do some research about that at unos.org & donatelife.net).
> No Gwyneth Rose poop to report yet. I promise to let you know when that happens.
> Gwyneth was on CPAP (yes that picture below with the mask is it) for about 12 hours, but she didn't like it much, so they moved her back to the ventilator.
> Gwyneth's CF screening report should be back today or tomorrow.
> The docs are working on a plan to try to get the two ladies together sometime soon (see my update below for more).
> Have not heard anything from the Transplant Team, but I doubt they'll have much to say until Tricia is at least back to her normal strength.
> I had blond hair at birth...Tricia had black hair, but was adopted, so we don't know about her birth family. I'm hoping that Gwyneth's current hair will stick around, cause I agree it's beautiful.
> Gwyneth was delivered at 1:16pm on January 8, 2008. She is currently 1lb 5oz and 30 cm/12 inches long. Heart rate, O2 and CO2 levels are all stable.
Both Tricia and Gwyneth may (they're watching cultures for growth) have lung infections. While it's not a good thing, it's not the worst either. I'll let you know when I hear more.
Tricia spent some more time this morning learning (and relearning from what she forgot from yesterday) about all that has happened in the past two weeks. She is amazed (with the rest of us) about the blog, and I'm pretty sure she thinks I'm exaggerating when I tell her some of the stories that are coming about. She says thank you, and asks for your continued prayers.
She is doing some PT with her hands and arms and legs, and while she still can't write, she can scratch her nose and grab some things. She sat up on the edged of the bed for the first time for about 15 minutes.
Gwyneth has been switched to a "Jet Vent" which will allow her to rest a little more while they check on her possible infection. They gave her a few drops of breast milk yesterday, but are waiting also for the news about the infection to give her any more. Otherwise, she's doing well.
The two girls will not be able to get together (outside of an emergency situation) while they may have infections. They are coming up with a game plan, though, and will do what they can as soon as they can to make it happen. In the meantime, Tricia knows that she has to wait, but I'm sure in a few days she'll be getting very anxious to see her baby.
Tricia actually asked me to take her picture and post it for you all! Here you go!
Don't Forget About Tomorrow!!!