Katie likes her binkie (pacifier), but she can’t quite manage to keep it in, so in the photo above Phyllis is helping her hold this comfort object in her mouth.
They gave Katie a bolus of caffeine, and that seems to have solved her breathing irregularities. It’s common to give caffeine as a gentle stimulant to preemies. As I’ve said before, she’ll fit right in our family. Phyllis and I need our caffeine, too!
Since she now seems so comfortable, they’ve postponed the echocardiogram, essentially I think on the grounds of, “Why look for trouble?”
Katie’s continues to eat and grow like a champ. She’s up to 1,080 grams (about 2 pounds and 6 ounces).
By accident, Katie’s binkie hit the floor, so I took it home, and photographed it for transparency on a light box (below).