Wednesday, October 19, 2011

OK Day

Age: 10 days
Gestational Age: 29 weeks 4 days

Zac and I went to the hospital this morning to see Rylee. When we got there, her nurse never came up to us like they normally do which was a little annoying. She wasn't very attentive (and so far, my least favorite nurse she has had). We changed her little diaper and took her temperature, then waited while the nurse fed her through her feeding tube. She was up to 7cc's of breast milk this morning!

After almost an hour of waiting around, we finally were able to get her out of the Isolette. I did Kangaroo Care with her for about 20 minutes before having to put her back. She kept alarming on her oxygen levels, and was falling short of what she should be between (85-99). She kept falling into the low 70's and even with additional oxygen being pumped into her nasal cannula, she was taking too long to recover so we put her back into the Isolette and said our good-byes. :(

The wound care specialist also came by today to check my incision. She said it is healing nicely so far. I have about an inch on the left side that is already closed and scabbing over, but there is a tiny bit of fluid behind it, so hopefully that pushes its way out and nothing bad happens. The rest of the incision is still open quite a bit and it's disgusting. I'd post a pic, but I don't think anyone wants to see.. If you do, let me know and I'll send it!

We decided to skip the night visit tonight because I am extremely exhausted. I feel so bad and guilty for not visiting her at least twice a day... I know she doesn't know what's going on yet, but my conscience still weighs heavy on me. I know I need to rest though! Mom is useless to baby if she doesn't heal!! And it's good for Rylee to rest too. Especially after her little episodes with the morning visit.

She should be getting 2 more cc's of food between 11pm tonight and our morning visit tomorrow so she will be up to 9cc's! Halfway there to the 18-22 cc's they want her to be at before removing her central line IV and take her off of the fluid and supplements they are giving her right now.

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