Tuesday, November 9, 2010
We think Baby Ye was 10 days old when she got to Little Flower, and we know she was only 1.4 kilograms. The shaved part of her hair indicates that she spent time in a hospital in her short time before coming to us, but other than being a tiny preemie, she seems to be a normal baby girl. Her size is difficult to believe; Ye’s head is no bigger than my palm, though it is difficult to judge the exact size currently because she’s completely wrapped up in blankets. They are protecting her from her own body’s inability to regulate its own temperature; the bundled girl looks quite snug under her cap and layers of small blankets. Her body struggles to get itself the oxygen it needs, but she is hooked up to an oxygen tank that gently manages it for her. The game for her right now is to wait and survive. She recently went through a bout of pneumonia but is currently doing well. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers as we enter into the winter season.