Kaitlyn's doing well. They moved her from one wing of the ICN to another; it's a good thing that she's not as "high priority" to them anymore. She's hitting all her benchmarks; they've increased her feedings a few days in a row, so now she's up to 30 ml (one ounce) every three hours, and tolerating it well. She still has a few episodes of apnea and bradycardia (see last post), but they'll keep an eye on that. They had to move her IV to her forehead, so she looks like a little unicorn. We have to continue straight cathing her for now because her kidneys were slightly swollen the day she was born, but they aren't too concerned. They will do urodynamics when she is discharged, which is where they evaluate her and tell us whether and how often she will need to be cathed when we bring her home. We've both cathed her quite a few times and are already pretty comfortable with it.
Shelly was discharged on Sunday and is doing great, feeling better than she has in months. So we're back in the Family House for now. We miss our other two kids, but are grateful for the chance to relax and focus on Kaitlyn. We go in every day for a few of the feedings, to help change her and cath her and do all that fun stuff. Grandma Burr is in town and is excited to see her today for the first time.