Avery's Family

Avery's Family

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Feisty Girl

                                The tape on her nose is to hold the O2 tube in place otherwise she like to eat it
                                          This is her clubbed foot. This is where they thought she was developing cellulitis

This was caused from the little brace they put on that was too tight.

Avery is starting to show some personality, which is quite nice. Today she has nursed both of her feedings completely without being bottle fed or tubed. She is showing more strength and starting to act like a newborn. She gets upset when I put her down, which makes me feel good. Thats how I know she is getting better. She is still having very shallow breathing and they have her on 25% O2, which is a very small amount. I've asked the doctors what might be causing this and they said it could be a number of things, prematurity, hydrocephalus, infection. I think as the days go on, its looking more like the hydrocephalus is causing the shallow breathing. She has been on antibiotics for 7 days for infection and  is now considered full term, not premature.


  1. Go Avery! She's such a champ!

    That is wonderful that she is able to nurse now! Momma's milk will make her stronger :D

  2. WOW thats great Amber!!! Seriously a little ridiculous that they would put the bracelet on her that tight..poor love!

  3. Awesome! She's got strong blood lines!