Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September 22, 2009

Another day in the NICU. No changes for Charlotte. She's doing pretty well on the 2 liter high-flow nasal cannula. Her feeds were reduced to 24 mls yesterday from 26 mls because the doctors realized they had miscalculated an were feeding her too much! As she gains weight she'll go back up to 26 mls.

I got to give Charlotte a bath today, and since she is IV-line and umbilical stump free, she got a real bath for the first time (not a sponge bath). She seemed to enjoy sitting in the water a bit more than having water rubbed/dripped onto her. She only got upset when the nurse attempted to move her nasal cannula tube away from her ear and pinched her skin - poor girl.

We got a nice reminder today of the risk of infections. A baby in our pod has tested positive for a bacterial Staph infection and so all the babies in the pod are being tested. Charlotte's been doing well so I am fairly confident she hasn't caught it. We should get her results back in the next few days.

1 comments on "September 22, 2009"

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Charlotte is doing well. Nice page design; it's so cute :). You're all still in our thoughts and prayers. Chad, Alison, Julianne & Jenavieve Kurth



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