Tuesday, November 10, 2009
It has been an incredibly stressful couple of days for us. Karsie seemed to be doing fine on the formula mix. Then she started to throw up. Today she threw up literally every feeding. All of it. She's not keeping anything down. She lost a ton of weight and her white blood cell count skyrocketed which could be infection or just a sign of swelling. So, again the scare of a bowel obstruction is in the picture.
Tomorrow (today by the time anyone reads this) Karsie will undergo a series of tests. We're not sure what tests they will run but they will be to determine if she has an obstruction. The real kicker was when she threw up the final time before they cut her feeds entirely and it smelled awful. Kevin thought it smelled like sulfur while Michelle and the nurses thought it smelled like poop. That's a bad sign.
She's being put on antibiotics again and probably going to get a blood transfusion. She had an IV put into her head and probably going to get a PICC line (or try to put one in) put in sometime tonight or tomorrow. This seems to be a much longer stay in the NICU than we anticipated. We know it sounds redundant, but we are so emotionally beat up right now we're not sure how or what to feel. It always seems to be something.