Monday, August 10, 2009
Ding Dong...Lucifer's Dead!
Today was the day Karsie would have been delivered had she not decided to come early. Maybe it was good it was on her terms.
She is still continuing to be calmer. When we are there there have been things done to her that usually make her mad, but she is able to be comforted. She has lately been wrapped up tight with straps holding her limbs snug which we think makes her happy. Also, her patch has been secured amazingly. We watched the nurse change her dressing and she unwrapped foam, tons of gauze, wet pads, shields, ties, and cover it with a foam pad and a blanket. That thing's not going anywhere (hopefully). The surgeon also came by today and said it still looks good. We were able to see it today and it doesn't look as high as it did earlier and the part that is exposed is really granulated, so things are looking good at this point.
She has been giving lots of spitup lately, so instead of feeding her 3 mL every 3 hours of milk, she is getting a continuous feed of 1 mL every hour.
Her breathing has looked good except one thing that happened when we were there. The first 5 minutes or so that we were there she had an episode of apnea where she just forgot to breath or stopped breathing for just a bit. It was slightly concerning to us as we were seeing her turn a tad bluer, but it apparently isn't too abnormal for preemies. They grow out of it after a while and she was able to turn it around quickly, but seeing your daughter turn blue isn't too fun. This was apparently the only time she had done it and it was a little suspicious since she was given a bit of morphine last night, so we're hoping that was just a reaction.
Finally, her infection is gone. Lucifer is dead.