Sunday, October 5, 2014

NICU Day 14

Dr Caldwell called around 10 am.  They're planning to be at 14 ml of breastmilk fortified to 24 cal by end of day today (First feeding was at 6, so far so good).  If well tolerated, PICC line will be removed sometime tonight or tomorrow.  Iron supplement will be added if feeds continue to be tolerated, which may avoid blood transfusions, but will take a couple of weeks to take effect.  She had 5 alarms yesterday, only one required stim to recover.  Which means the NIPPV is working to keep her breathing without having to be messed with.  They will be checking labs tomorrow.

I still have junky sinus drainage and I don't know what that means in terms of visiting.  I will be checking on that tomorrow, because this is torture.  Hopefully I can at least go by, see her and get some fresh milk for her.

Pump Total: 767ml / 25.5 oz
Weight: 780g - 20g gain (YAY!)
Length: Sunday is measurement day, she's 34 cm (13.38 inches)
NIPPV Settings about the same, in the 30's on oxygen right now
Day Nurse: Rachel - The Amazing and Awesome -- Bummed I didn't get to see her!
Night Nurse: Erin... who I haven't met yet, but seems very nice :)

1 comment:

  1. Yay for a good update! Sounds as though Riley had a good day :)

    Do saline rinses help you when you have sinus stuff going on? An ENT recommended saline-baking soda rinses to me a few years back and they really seem to help me. I start doing them when I first develop sinus congestion and the sinus yuckiness doesn't last as long as it used to and I get fewer sinus infections out of it (I'm prone to sinus infections--used to get them for just about every cold)