Saturday, February 28, 2009
A Better Day
Jimmie has had a good day. His blood gasses have been good all day. He did have some de-stats or bradys after he ate. He had one dose of lasix (diuretic) and they haven't x-rayed his lungs again to see if that took care of the fluid. Rach said they probably won't unless he exhibits symptoms that cause them to.
They didn't try him on the low flow today. Rach wasn't sure when they would do that again. My impression was that his day on the low flow really wore him out and caused that bit of fluid in his lungs so they were wanting him to recover before pushing him like that again. His nurse this weekend found a way to position the high flow apparatus so that it is not putting as much pressure on his nose. Rachael was happy about that. She told me she was going to make sure his other nurses knew the details on that.
His sodium levels were better, but still low this morning when they checked so pray for that to get to where it needs to be.
He weighed in at 1 pound 11 ounces today! Yeah!!! That is the direction we need him to keep moving.
Also he had what Rachael called a "medium poopy" in the night. That's good. They are watching his bowel very closely as they do with all preemies like Jimmie. He is obviously not supposed to have to be digesting anything at this point. I think a baby's digestive systems are believed to be ready by 36 weeks! So Jimmie's is having to work waaaaay before then. So keep praying for that as well.
Rachael said she got some great pictures of Justin and Jimmie today. I get to go visit Jimmie for the first time since the night he was born tomorrow! I'm so excited!!! I'll bring back the pictures Rach took today and hopefully post them tomorrow evening!
Thank you all for your prayers, They are precious to us!