Monday, February 23, 2009

Day #6 and #7

Yesterday got away from me a bit so I wasn't able to update, but I wanted to thank whoever it was that sent Elliot his manual on "How to behave in the NICU". Either that or Noah was whispering in his ear, but Elliot is doing awesome. As of now, he is exclusively breastfeeding every 2.5 - 3 hours with no supplement. They pulled his NG last night and he is still having tons of wet diapers so they haven't had to put it back in. He had a really rough night on Saturday...the IV in his hand went bad and they tried for 2 hours and 7 sticks to try and get it back in and were still unsuccessful. They had to give him one of his doses of antibiotics intramuscular (or whatever they call it) in both of his thighs. All of the nurses felt bad and they took turns holding him and apologizing! They were considering a pic line for the remainder of his antibiotic treatment but decided to wait till morning and call in another nurse that was pretty good. Fortunately she was able to get it on the second try. Appears he has very fragile veins like his brother. So, our plan for now is to keep him going with breastfeeding, finish the antibiotics and repeat the chest x-ray and blood work. His last dose is sometime tomorrow, so provided everything else goes well we are hoping they will still let him go. They told us due to the respiratory and lung issues he started with they have told us no public places for 6 weeks. Hmmm....sounds familiar. :)
Thanks again for checking on us, things couldn't be any better at this point! Hopefully we can post next time from HOME!!!


Rosie said...

I am so happy to hear that things are going well! Sounds like a motivated little guy! He must have heard that home is much better than the NICU. Hoping he is discharged very soon!


Jeff Handley said...

Sounds like great news; thanks for the updates!


Aep said...

Sounds like good news!!! Can't wait to see some "brothers" pictures!!!

FaithCDH said...

Yay I am glad that he is behaving!! Good boy Elliot! I hope that you and Brian are holding up, I am sure its tough to be between two places. Take care of yourself!

bikurgurl said...

Woo Hoo!! We're so grateful that you keep us up-to-date; with everything else, I don't know how you do it all!!

It'll be a long time before you get a full-nights sleep again, but it's all worth it :)

Love you!!

Kelly and the Boys

Anonymous said...

im soo happy that things are going good.

love Allie and seth