Thursday, April 22, 2010
Ellie was 5 weeks old on Monday and SUPER healthy. She nurses like a champ and sleeps 5-7 hours a night :) We are all in love with her! The girls love taking turns holding her all day...Sydnie wants to hold her the most and is VERY gentle and loving with her. Thanks to all of you that kept us in your prayers and did so much to help during our time of need.
Ellie was put on a ventilator and transferred to IMC NICU (where she spent the 1st 8 days of her life). Nobody was allowed to hold her, but before the transfer Brandie was able to take her by the hand, and she received a priesthood blessing.
When Ellie was born she had the cord wrapped around her neck and it caused her to take in some fluid which caused her to get pneumonia :( On the video you can see that her lungs collapsed and her chest was retracting. She was breathing 100 times per minute, that's more than once per second.