Today has been a little better. Cohen is still having some trouble with his apnea (stops in breathing), but other than that he is improving. We hope all these apnea spells will be gone by 34 weeks.....that is just 2 weeks away. They tell us some of these things just "magically disappear" at 34 weeks. I sure hope they are right.
The criteria for holding is 4.0 liters of flow on the vapotherm, and despite everything over the last few days, Cohen has stayed on that setting....so we are getting to hold him lots more. It is spectacular! His eyes were wide open the whole time Justin and I held him today. It's so fun to see him awake! Most preemies sleep 23 hours a day, so we were lucky to get this peek at his eyes!
We have been able to spend some time with a couple of old friends this week, Dee and Jen. They are dear friends that we don't get to see as often as we like. Calee is spending the night with them tonight, and she is thrilled. As most of you know, I did not grow up in this area, so getting to spend time with people I have known my entire life is not an everyday thing. I love reminiscing and talking about old times. It's been a joy.
Thank you all for your hope and prayers. No matter if you are an old or a new friend, we love you all and thank you for caring about our family.