Sandra was on a 7 day count down to come home. She was to go 7 days without any brady's (mainly sleeping brady's). I called last night (day two) to check on her and she had had a brady. I called this morning and she failed her car seat test due to having a brady. I literally threw the phone down I was so upset. An hour later her doctor called and said she was sending Sandra home TODAY but with an apnea monitor and a special car seat where she lays down instead of sits up. This time I threw the phone in pure excitement. Josh told me not to wonder why the phone doesn't work in a couple days. ha ha She had her development test today and she passed with flying colors. She is amazing! Do not under estimate her because of her size. The therapist said she is very strong and she is. We are on a crazy schedule right now. Sandra eats every three hours while the other girls eat every four hours. So feeding schedules are: 12, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12. We are going to try to get Sandra to a four hour feeding but we have to do it very gradually since she has reflux and full bellies can cause her bradys. Her alarm already went off today while I was feeding her. But, I knew it was coming. So, I was stimulating her before the alarm even went off. We put our futon in the nursery where I will lay down and try to rest. The apnea monitor will alarm for high and low respitory and ligh and low heart rates. If she goes 20 seconds without a breathe it will sound. So, they recommend getting her to breathe within 10 seconds of the alarm. Today I did something that I have been waiting for since May 2008. I held all four girls at once. It was truly amazing! I loved it and plan to do it more often! I promise of pictures tomorrow (that is in between feeding).
This week was very busy with doctor appointments. Makaila passed her hearing test and the doctor wants to recheck her vocal cords in six months. He said that being on the vent she could have gotten nodules. They can go away on their own. Hannah and Samantha did not pass their hearing test. They did have normal readings on their ear drums though and will be retested in six weeks. Samantha got fitted for a silicone sleeve that will take a week to make. But they did give her an interem sleeve to wear until then. The girls still have their colds but tend to be doing a little better.