Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Update (8-12)

Karsie is still looking good.  We're on a bit of an upswing here which makes us a little cautious. Her food has been increased to 1.5 mL every hour increased from 1 mL every hour.  She's pooping a little more frequently, so that's great!  

Her breathing is still a little fast, so the doctors have still not taken the CPAP off, but it looks like in the next day or two it will come out and she will be put on nasal cannula.  

We did talk to the nurse practitioner and the surgeon today and none of them are under the impression that the holding was the cause of the ripping of the stitches.  They both, in fact, said that they are not sure what caused it, but the holding certainly wasn't the leading cause and didn't make a tremendous amount of difference even if it did have a slight impact (paraphrased).  We didn't see the doctor that told us originally that the holding was the cause, but we feel much better knowing that the rest of the staff is not under that impression. However, it does seem that they are continuing to withhold the holding for a while just to play it safe, which we are okay with, but only getting to hold her twice (or once in Kevin's case) is just a big tease.  Hopefully her granulation will heal up even faster than it is so we can get back to holding her.  So far it's doing well and she has not ripped any more stitches.  We took a look at it today and the unripped stitches look very snug.  

1 comment:

  1. Excellent trending there, team Karsie!
    Good to be cautious re her gains, but there are gains, so hold on to being a bit realistically optimistic!
    She's not intubated, she's eating more, and Lucifer is dead. She is more comfortable.
    And, is it me, or is she getting even more CUTE!

    Once the caution & fear in the staff (the doctor, who no doubt has the best intentions..) wears off, you will be holding her a lot, all the time!
    Then feeding her!

    Fine work, all of you.
    You are doing so very well, being good parents to your daughter. You pay attention to the details, and do what is best for her, and provide such love and care. You partner with her medical caregivers and work with them for her best interests, even when that is difficult.
    You include everyone and tell the story, which is so kind of you to do.
    And you remind us all of how loving God is, and how we are supported and helped and blessed. And tested and anguished, and asked for so much too.

    With love, respect & admiration on how you travel your journey, Jen.