According to the Oxford Dictionary online, the definition of feisty is as follows: lively, determined, and courageous. Several of Veronica's nurses have described her as being feisty, a description that is generally not used to describe micro preemies but one that I welcome. The NICU nurse who was there at the delivery said they were surprised that she came out pink and that she was crying, again not common for a micro preemies. She started off stronger than most and her resiliency continues to amaze me.
Veronica had a good day today which is always a relief. She remains on the ventilator but her settings are still low and they are looking to wean her off. She had no transfusions, a nice break, and her breast milk feedings are up to 6 cc's every three hours.
Here is a picture from today - Veronica at 27 weeks gestation, 17 days of life.