Veronica is 30 weeks today.....10 more weeks until her due date. It's still hard to believe. Amazingly, she continues to do well. Her labs looked good this morning so the IV came out. Her feeds were increased to 6.7ml per hour and she has tolerated the increase very well. Currently she is fed through a TP tube which goes through her mouth directly into her intestine. She also has an OG tube which goes through her mouth into her stomach. This tube is used to eliminate excess air in the stomach. The nurses also check if any residual milk is left from the feedings. Hopefully they will soon eliminate the TP tube and she can be fed through the OG tube. In about a month or so, she may even get to try a bottle. As well as she is doing, we still have a ways to go.
Andrew was able to hold Veronica for the first time this evening.