Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

Rhys was doing great when we came in today. His levels and vitals were good and his O2 was 55%. He was sleeping very hard and looked very relaxed. He received a blood transfusion over the night shift and his versed and morphine continue to be decreased.

Seemingly out of no where he started desatting and his O2 has continually needed to be increased. He is at 95% oxygen now, the highest it has been in days, and he is only satting in the 80s. Typically, even when he is resting well he stretches a lot and moves a bit. He has hardly moved since we got here, maybe only to wiggle his toes. The nurse says everything looks good and he doesn't act like he's getting sick. He is tolerating his feeds well (which are up to 19cc), and she says not tolerating feeds is usually the first sign of a baby that is getting sick. I am just nervous that he has had kangaroo for three days and I don't want him getting an infection. Here we go again....


amyoutlaw said...

Does he need to poop?

Jodi said...

I'm so sorry that you are guys are going through this roller coaster right now. It's so hard when they are doing good one day and not so good the next. Thinking and praying for you.

Brian said...

Well, if the nurses say he is not showing signs of infection, then I would not worry about the kangaroo time. That is uniformly considered a good thing.

Also, bear in mind that he has made many gains in the past week, so perhaps he is just 'consolidating' his gains and taking a short break before rebounding with even greater progress this week.

And, of course, like Amy says he probably needs to let loose a little bit.

Have faith. Two steps forward and one step back is still progress!