Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A good day followed by a rough evening.

This morning's visit with the doctor brought pretty good news for Charlotte. All of her tests were where they should be, her x-ray wasn't looking any worse, she was taken off of all 3 antibiotics, and since she had pooped 4 times on her own in the past 2 days it was time to try feeding her another 1 ml of milk.

Then, the evening rolled around and she started desating almost constantly and thrashing around as if she was very unhappy. Her blood gas results were not what the doctor wanted to see and so the ventilator settings were turned up so that she would receive additional support. This is not the direction we like to see her going, but after the adjustments she was able to rest more comfortably.

Her feedings were short lived, being cut off this evening after things didn't look quite right when the nurse pulled back on her feeding tube. Dr. Frei and the nurses are all very nice and assured me that she will improve, but that the lungs and the stomach are tough obstacles.

So, my baby can't breathe or eat...this sounds like a problem to me.

On a positive note, she was back up to 2 lbs today - 900 grams exactly!

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