Thursday, June 22, 2006
Grayson is now 2 lbs 6.8 oz and he is feeding on 14 cc's every 3 hours. He is in the "CCN" (continuing care nursery) and is breathing on his own.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Just got off the phone with Grayson's doctor and they had to put him back on the ventilator overnight. He was tiring himself out trying to breathe on his own. He is also having to get some more blood this morning.
Kaitlyn had a good night except that they lost the IV in her foot which means another stick for her sometime in the very near future.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
I wish the could just cut me open instead of her. She has a bruise right now that covers her entire left forearm where they tried to give her an IV. She is so tiny and having to go through so much. I wish I could do it all for her.
Grayson came off his CPAP this afternoon and is once again breathing on his own. He is now taking 10 cc's of breast milk every 3 hours.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Grayson went back on CPAP, which blows a constant stream of oxygen into his lungs. He has been having alot of heart rate drops and apnea spells also. His lab tests were off so they had to do a lumbar puncture to see if he might have an infection. The prelimenary results showed no infection but we have to wait 24-48 hours to see if something grows in the culture. He also had to have his 3rd blood transufusion.
On a good note, Grayson is up to 2 pounds and is taking 7.5 cc every 3 hours of breast milk.Kaitlyn has gained 2 ounces this week and weighs 1 pound 7 ounces
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Things are good today. We have to take it on an hour-by-bour basis.
Kaitlyn is still at Children's Hospital in the NICU and will be there until she is on what they call "full-feed" and gaining weight. We hope to get her back with Grayson within about 3 more weeks. She is off the respirator and on 25% O2 which is very good and on a nasal cannolus. She has not lost any more weight but has not gained any either. She is 1 lb 8 oz.
Grayson is doing good. He is on 27% O2 and breathing on his own. He is taking 1 cc of breast milk through a feeding tube every 3 hours and is tolerating it well. He is up to 1 lb 14 oz. He is still in the NICU At UAB.
They are both still having a lot of apnea spells but they tell us they expect that to happen with preemies.
Saturday, June 3, 2006
Kaitlyn had to have another one on Wednesday. The called at 1:30 am this morning requesting consent for Grayson to have another one also. They are looking for an infection because of his temp and the change in his girth. Right now we are just waiting to hear back from the cultures which could take up to 72 hours.
This has all been overwhelming.
Friday, June 2, 2006
Daddy got to hold Grayson for about 20 minutes today.
We are home now and I am going to try and get some rest before I totally collapse.