Sunday, September 27, 2009

September 27, 2009


Charlotte seems to be doing ok on the 1.5 liter cannula. Her O2 needs were higher this morning than they have been - at 40% - but she was back down to 30% this evening.

Dr. Wu informed us today that Charlotte is on her list of babies who are the least sick and can be transferred upstairs when space is needed in the NICU. I guess this is good news, but Patrick said it well: "In our mind, either she's sick and needs the NICU or she's not and can go home." But, we may have to deal with this gray area in the coming days. Upstairs is an inpatient infant unit where the NICU has a section reserved for transitional babies - a sort of step-down unit.

Dr. Wu's rotation ended today and tomorrow we'll meet Charlotte's new doctor. Dr. Wu be back in November and said something about seeing us when she returns...I hope she doesn't. I'd like to be home before then.

5 comments on "September 27, 2009"

Andrea on September 28, 2009 at 7:28 AM said...

I know it's hard, you guys, but you will get home... I promise! Moving upstairs will be a good thing. You'll have more room and a tv (hopefully)! The nurses are still great and you'll be well taken care of. Grow little Charlotte, grow!

Lindsay on September 28, 2009 at 7:54 AM said...

I'm really glad that MRSA didn't turn out to be such a bad thing. Your first post about it made it sound scary. It sucks you have to wear gloves, but at least Charlotte's not sick from it! Hey, a step-down unit sounds good too - it's a good sign! Sort of like moving closer and closer to the door in the MGH NICU. :) Happy news.

Anonymous said...

The days have flown by since little Charolette as born... I'm sure the days to come within this next month will be here and gone before you know it... Congrats on moving her upstairs! Each step brings you closer and closer to going home. :)

Love, Marissa

Kelly Russell and Tim Morrell said...

From the sickest to the least sick: way to go, Charlotte! We're still cheering for you and can't wait for Pat and Katie to bring you home.

Kelly and Tim

Paul on September 28, 2009 at 4:28 PM said...

Pat, Katie, and Charlotte:

It is very exciting to hear that a transitional bed is in the near future! Maybe with that different setting you will be able to feel a bit less stressed while in the waiting rooms and common areas. I am sure Kelly is wondering if Charlotte has a Halloween Costume yet?! A backpack does not count :)

Paul, Kelly and the Pups

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