Jimmie gained 75 grams today! I'm so excited! That's the most he has EVER gained. So keep praying those "fat prayers" they are working. He is now only 3 grams away from 2 pounds!
The doctor may try him at 1 liter tomorrow on his flow. They are still watching and waiting on the whole transfusion issue.
Jimmie got his first bath today. Rachael and nurse Carolyn gave him a bath. Rachael said he loved it! His sensors were off so Carolyn talked Rachael through the signs and symptoms of a destat. He did great the whole time.
Rachael said they had a really scary few minutes this afternoon though. Carolyn was getting Jimmie ready to get out of his isolette so Rach could hold him and she pushed the moisture in his tube down away from his face- like she always does- and suddenly he started destating his oxygen pretty badly. Carolyn went ahead and put him in Rachael's arms thinking he'd come back up, but it just kept getting worse and worse. Rachael said his color started getting ashy. They put a forced air oxygen mask up to his face and he'd get better and then they'd slowly bring it away and his oxygen would start falling. Carolyn put him back in his bed and started trying to figure out what was going on. She said babies can get sick fast, but not this fast. She was listening to his heart and lungs (they sounded great!), she suctioned him... I'm thankful mom was there with Rachael- they were praying and talking to Jimmie. Nothing was helping and the only thing keeping him at acceptable levels was the mask they were holding on his face. Then Carolyn went to check the machine that is connected to his high flow nasal cannula-- and a CONNECTION HAD COME LOOSE! She said that had never happened to her before. Rachael was so grateful Carolyn checked that before anything drastic was done. Like going back to cpap or something...
Rachael said the whole time this was happening he was breathing and his heart rate stayed really steady. Poor guy had his nose plugged up by the cannula and wasn't getting good oxygen flow. He is totally fine!! And his nurse was so on top of things that he'll have no adverse affects from this. BUT it took Rachael quite a while to calm down.
I was freaked out just listening to her tell me about it.
Lets keep praying those "fat prayers" and pray Jimmie would continue to be strong and healthy and just pray for his safety too. His life depends on sensors and machines right now- and on his nurses. Carolyn is so great!
P.S. I get so many comments in person by people I see throughout the week on Rachael and Jimmie and the blog. Rachael misses you all. I try to pass things on to her, but she loves reading your comments as well. So don't be shy! A few of you comment pretty regularly. Rachael loves that!