At this point her nasal cannula is giving her pressurized air with a little bit of oxygen. Normal air we breathe is 21% oxygen and while we held her she was getting 40%. Yesterday she started at 4.0% pressure and it was turned down to 3.0 today. John follows all of her numbers and just explains it to me. They want the pressure down to 2.0 before she gets any food. We don't fully understand this seeing as they will first put my milk through her feeding tube. Here she is smiling at Daddy. :)
Once sweet Grace was awake it took awhile for us to calm her again. I held the pacifier and her fingers while John tucked her in and patted her. Today was the first day that she hasn't had one nurse to herself so before we left we wanted to make sure she was settled. John and I left the hospital feeling discouraged. It is hard to watch your baby knowing she is hungry and all that can be done to comfort is swaddling and a pacifier. And too, we heard a baby crying for a long period of time and I think we both wonder if that could be Grace tonight.
On the way down we were listening to the radio and a remake of the hymn "Praise to The Lord The Almighty" came on. One of the verses says, "Ponder anew what the Almighty can do". And it made me reflect on this past week and ponder. Oh yes, The Lord has been doing amazing things in our little Grace and we entrust her to His care.