Tricia continues to do well. She set a new personal best with 10 laps around her floor yesterday, which is 2/3 of a mile. We're aiming for 1 mile by next week. She's been to see the baby almost every day for the past week, and can hold her as much as she wants.
Gwyneth Rose broke free from contact isolation yesterday with her fourth negative MRSA swab! It was so good to finally be able to touch her skin-to-skin again. She needed a blood transfusion yesterday, which meant the had to skip a feeding and put her back on the nasal cannula, but hopefully she'll be breathing on her own again soon.
She had another eye exam, and she is developing Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) which is very common in premature babies her age and size. They will give her another eye exam next Tuesday, and if the condition is worse, they will recommend a laser eye treatment which has good success at correcting the problem.
> Gwyneth's hair looks anywhere from bleach blond to red to brown depending on the light and the editing affects I use on the photos. From what I can tell, it's a little darker than it was when she was born.
> Here is a post in which I talk about our own CF screening.
> Several states in the US now require CF screening for all newborns, but many do not. I think it's important for every potential parent to be aware of the possibility of CF. You can find out more about CF screening for newborns Here.
> Neither Gwyneth and nor Tricia are "out of the woods" by any means. Gwyneth still has at least two more months before she'll be cleared to go home, and that's best case scenario, and Tricia's biggest challenge yet is upcoming with the transplant surgery and recovery. They are both in extremely vulnerable conditions, and it would not take much to cause either of the them to have major issues.
> I did "claim" my blog on the blog award website, but it looks like it didn't do anything...