I often switch between being amazed at how developed Ellie is to realising that she still is a long way behind from her rough start. Recently, everyone has been commenting that the girls birthday is coming up and everyone is getting excited. I remember around this time wondering when the boys would take their first steps and start walking. This still feels like a long way off for both the girls. This is also not a bad thing, especially for Ellie. I do not know how well her breathing attachments will cope with a walking bubba.
Medically, Ellie is still doing well. She is handling the lower pressure (4 litres) in her high flow nicely. She is still doing great with her ‘time off’ as well. Her feeds are still increasing in size and speed, which is causing some reflux problems. Hopefully this is sorted out with an increase in her drugs (Hannah has had this recently and it is helping).