After 89 days in NICU Baby Sydney ( G's cousin's baby born at 26 weeks) is finally home! She was able to come home yesterday at 5 lbs 10 oz. Nearly 3 1/2 times her birth weight. :woohoo:
She is home on Oxygen and will probably be on that for 6+ months, possibly until next Spring if the winter is hard on her. Overall she is pretty healthy. She has some preemie issues with her eyes calle ROP. It is mild and they'll watch her over the next few years and do surgery if it gets worse. Her biggest issue right now is something is wrong with her vocal chords and she cannot cry or make noise. They think it's most likely from being on a vent for so long. She will see an ENT and see what they can do about that, if anything. The parents are worried about how to care for a baby that can not vocalize their needs without them looking directly at her. I hope it's a condition that can bee fixed. But, she is home, she is healthy and she is doing well.
I'm sure yesterday was a pretty bittersweet day for them all. One one had they are so excited Sydney is home, but it should have been two babies coming home instead of one. I'm sure now that Sydney is home the loss of Brynley is even more evident.
Just thought I'd update, since you guys were a great support for me during those first several weeks.