Thursday, October 2, 2014

NICU Day 11

I started feeling like there was some gunk in my throat this morning on the way to work.  I clearly remember thinking "I didn't cry enough for this feeling".  By this afternoon I noticed I was clearing my throat fairly regularly and I have even coughed 3 times.  I called the hospital and said I won't be in for fear of being sick.  Now I'm trying to decide if I should allow myself to move back upstairs and be with my family again.  Charlie did sit on my lap a while this evening.  We looked at pictures of Riley and Charlie talked about how she was spending time with the doctors.  It was a peaceful evening.

In the battle with viruses, we added some signage for the doors.  The front door now asks people to not visit if they have been sick and to wash their hands frequently while here.  The garage door (where we usually enter and exit) reminds us to change everyone's clothes when we arrive home and to wash up as soon as we get here.

Also, Rhonda told me that her right eye opened and she looked at her with both eyes today :)

Dr. Carr called with her update around noon today:
  • 8 alarms about half of which required intervention
  • Blood gasses had CO2 a little higher than normal
  • Up to CPAP 6 to see if that helps with the aforementioned alarms and blood gas levels
  • Phototherapy is OFF Bilirubin was down to 1 from 3.9
  • Triglycerides were high, so fat has been removed from TPN
  • Up to 10ml on feeds, will fortify to 22 cal starting tonight
Height: 13 inches (33 cm) - New measurement on Sunday
Weight: 1lb 10oz ( + 10 grams)
Pump Total: 633ml - 21.1 oz
Day Nurse: Rhonda!! LOVE HER!!
Night Nurse: Kim


  1. It is so nice to see her weight going up!

  2. I was going to say "It's so good she's gained weight" but Piper did it for me!

    I don't know if those readings are good or bad, but I'm assuming a lot of it is good?