Meriah update (August 25, 10:30am)

They did do the MRI last night, but we are waiting on the neurologist's report to know what the results are.  The nurse said she thought it went well, but we really don't know yet.  They had to sedate Meriah to do the MRI.  Later they tried nursing her, but she's still very sedated.

Meriah update (Monday, 6pm)

Jade, who has been visiting the new Williams family today, just called Somer with an update.

Meriah update (Monday, 10:30am)

Somer just spoke with Crissy.  Here's the latest:

Meriah update (Sunday, 9:15pm)

Good news!  Meriah can digest.  They gave her some breastmilk via her feeding tube, and when they checked this evening, it was nearly gone.  They are going to give her some more breastmilk via her feeding tube.  The fact that she can digest is a good step.

Video: Meriah cries and looks around

I entered the NICU to the sound of a baby crying.  As I neared Meriah's area, I realized it was her; she was uncomfortable.  I got out my camera just in time to catch the tail end of her crying.  She wanted to be swaddled and settled down when she was comfortable.

Notice her squint when the bright light shines in her eyes near the end of the video

Meriah update (Sunday, 1:30pm)

Adam and Crissy's parents are now with baby Meriah.  Crissy has left to get some nourishment and some rest.

Baby Meriah has been opening her eyes a lot more, and has had some very regular newborn sounding cries.  Somer and Barb were in with her earlier, and they felt like Meriah was turning her head towards their voices when they talked.

Meriah update (Sunday, 11:45am)

Adam came out to go get some food.  He said Meriah has been sleeping since they started doing doing skin-to-skin, but that her little shivers have continued, though he thinks they have subsided somewhat.  These shivers are not normal newborn activity.  Adam wants Meriah to be held as much as possible.  The medical staff want to wait a bit longer before Crissy tries to nurse

Meriah update (Sunday, 10:30am)

Meriah -- off the EEG

I just stepped in for a quick visit.  Adam is holding Meriah.  She does little scrunchy faces.  He said she had her yes wide open, and looked at his eyes.

Meriah update and video (Saturday, 11pm)

Somer just came back from visiting Adam and Baby Meriah, who continues to amaze us.  She is much more active now, moving her arms and legs a little bit totally on her own.  She tries to lift her head a little bit.  She makes quite a few little crying sounds.  Somer said it seems like her body movements are a bit more normal -- clearly not only reflexes.

Meriah update (Sabbath, 4pm)

Meriah continues to breathe on her own.  She is currently in a deep sleep, which is not a bad thing.  Before she dozed off, there were a number of encouraging signs.  She has moved her arms and her head some.  She opened her eyes again, though just a squint.

I have been told that Meriah is actually still somewhat sedated with dopamine.

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