Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Morning Update (6-24)

We were able to get good sleep last night.  This may have to do with the fact that we both got no sleep the night before and are making up for it, but we both feel much more rested today.  

Today's schedule is not quite as hectic, but still is full.  We will be visited by Dr. Saenz, our pediatric surgeon, to talk about what we can expect.  We will be taking a tour of the Children's Hospital NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).  As we are visiting, we will visit Dr. Fripp, our cardiologist to look at Karsie's heart, which will be nerve racking for us.  He will be looking at the fluid in the abdomen as a sign of heart failure, therefore looking very closely at the heart.  He looked at it a month ago and it looked good, so hopefully nothing has changed, but the fluid is concerning for the heart.  Finally, we have our daily sonogram to check the fluid in the abdomen to make sure it is staying put.  They will also be measuring growth.  

As we are typing this we are realizing that today's schedule is actually just as busy if not more busy than yesterday.  Oh well, it will be good if we can get good marks on all of our visits and tests today.  

So far, Karsie is looking great!  Michelle had a few contractions last night, but only when she was being measured and on her left side, which is more uncomfortable for her.  She had 5 when she was being measured, which is just under the level where they would do something about it. So we guess that's good.  

Michelle's blood sugar was again high first thing in the morning, which if it follows the same pattern as yesterday she will be high again after breakfast and really high after lunch.  But then it went way down to normal after dinner.  We'll see if it stays the same.  Michelle chickened out again on the shot which makes her 0 for 3, but she's getting closer each time and the nurses are very supportive.  She also has a practice syringe and a lemon that she has been working on. Good luck Michelle!  

New - We just got a call from our cardiologist and we will be having our fetal echo at 11:00.  If you think about it then, pray for good results.

Michelle did it!!!!  She stuck herself on the 4th try!  Awesome job!

1 comment:

  1. I'm impressed you were able to do it Michelle! I could not even poke my finger for a blood test in bioloby class. Finally got up the nerve, went for my finger and missed. That was the end of that. You are on your way.