This week I have decided to do individual updates on all the babies. Poor kids......they deserve a little individual attention. I'll start with Louise since she has had the biggest changes over the past week.
Louise is back in the Spartanburg NICU with her brother and sister. It was hard to decision for Ben and I to make, but after weighing the list of pros and cons we decided that it was best for our family to all be under the same roof (or two). We are praying that her hydrocephalus will remain stable and she will not require the care of a neurosurgeon (Dr. Troup) before she comes home. We are now most anxious to get Louise home because the sooner she gets home the sooner we can see Dr. Troup again. There is still a very good chance the she will have to have a shunt put in....but it is not an emergency situation like it once was. The longer we can wait to put it in the bigger and stronger Louise will be. For now her head is soft (which means no pressure on her brain), and her head growth has slowed into the normal range.
She has been taking her bottles well, and growing like a weed. Right now I think that she is about 4 lbs. 3 oz., but that may have increased a little. She is being a very sweet baby for us. Also, her eye appointments with Dr. White have been going well, and the report today was that her ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) is improving slightly from week to week. Here are some pictures of our beautiful angel!