Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy on her Tummy

Today, Blair’s x-rays are about the same, showing patchy secretions with both lungs fully inflated. They have weaned her off of the oxygen some, down to 53% overnight last night. The doctor said that this was good, as long as we’re not going backwards. They had pushed it up to 80% on Monday when they lowered the pressures on the ventilator to keep air from trapping in the lungs. A week ago, she was on high pressure and high oxygen, so we are in better shape overall but not good enough to come off the ventilator. We will have to wait a few days for yesterday's test results to come back.
Her breast milk feedings are being restarted today, and she will still receive IV nutrition as well. She is still on morphine and is resting better than earlier this week. She had a stressful day yesterday with all of the labs they had to do for the new tests, so I was glad to see her sleeping. The nurses have this stuffed fleece arm and hand against her back and on her head which she seems to like. When Brad and I were there this morning, she was on her tummy, which she also likes. When it came time to change her diaper though, they just put it on backwards! (see pic) The fewer times they have to move her, the happier she is, they say. She definitely lets them know when they do something she doesn’t like. Brad says he has no idea where she got that from…
We are, again, so thankful for all of your prayers. I am also thankful for the strength that I know only God can give me and for my wonderful husband, who has been more to me (and to Blair) than I could have ever asked for during these past two weeks. This has been a tough week, but we know that God has us here for a reason, and that we have to trust Him. Keep praying for strength for us and Blair and for wisdom and patience for the doctors and nurses.

4 comments:

Mama Mirm said...

Ashlee,
All the FTM's over at BBC have been thinking about you and sending you our best wishes.
Mirm

Marie said...

I know she can feel all the love from you and her Daddy! Don't get discouraged...she's just giving you more time to adjust to her early arrival! Prayers continue....

Anonymous said...

mary charles sent me your blog. so glad! we always need to keep up and pray for each other. I will.
I was glad to see your family at the wedding last weekend.

AA said...

Go Blair!! She is obviously a very strong little baby!! We'll all continue to pray for more strength for all three of you. Kisses!! Ale