Today Tricia walked the halls without any breathing support at all (no vent, no cannula) for the first time since October! She breathed totally on her own through the trach. This is a big step for her to move out of ICU to the step down unit. To do that she has to be totally off the vent. So, maybe tomorrow or Tuesday that will happen. The sooner the better!
Gwyneth's next eye exam is Tuesday. By then they'll know if the laser procedure two weeks ago did the trick and stopped the ROP. She continues today alternating her feedings between a bottle and the feeding line.
I can't imagine getting up and walking so soon after such an invasive surgery. A few years ago I broke a couple of ribs and remember how painful it was just to move at all. Tricia's tough!