Ruby Rhoads Ruby Caroline Rhoads

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We wanted one place to update family and friends on the journey of our sweet girl. Ruby Caroline Rhoads came into the world Friday, March 9th at only 28.4 weeks old.  She weighed 2.5 pounds and was 15inches long.  Her first night she was on a ventilator, but was able to come off the next day and has remained off ever since.  The nurses describe her as “fresh” and “feisty” having pulled out her lines on more than one occasion.  Currently she is on cpap, which is oxygen given to her via a cannula in her nose to help assist in her breathing. She has had some episodes off and on causing her levels to be changed, however this is typical for infants of this size and medical staff have advised us this is normal. Overall, Ruby is doing really well.  They were able to up her feedings today and depending on her tolerance they will up the feeding again.  Dustin and I were at rounds this morning and met Ruby’s care team, which was made up of 8+ people including, doctors, residents, nurses, respitory specialists, and dietitians.  She is in excellent hands and we are so blessed that she is being cared for at one of the best hospitals in the nation.  Thank you all for your love and support. Keep the prayers coming. 

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