Virginia has made good progress in the past few days. She is now up to full feeds and they have been able to remove her central line. The removal of the central line is great because it means that Virginia is getting all of her nutrition, supplements and medications through her feeding tube, but more importantly it reduces the potential for infection that is inherent with any intravenous line.
As of yesterday Virginia is up to 1lb 10oz and steadily growing! We are hopeful that her consistent growth and her lower ventilator settings mean that her breathing tube can be removed in the coming weeks.
Pippi has come back home after a 6 week vacation in Maryland. We are thankful that my parents were able to take care of her and obliged every time we wanted to skype with her from the hospital. Pippi seems to be happy to be back home and cant wait to meet her little sister.