Sunday, June 1, 2008

1 day old

Just a quick update.

Robbie is doing well. He spent about 14 hours off his vent, which is good. This morning the doctors felt like he was working just a little bit too hard to breathe, so they went ahead and put him back on it, but that's to be expected. They've told us that sometimes it's hours off the vent & then back, sometimes it's days without the vent and then back. That's just the way it goes.

He is still having some trouble regulating his temperature, so they're having to work hard to keep him warm, but that's also to be expected.

The jaundice set in so they were planning on putting him under the bili lights today. Again- totally expected.

They usually expect things like blood pressure & blood glucose troubles but he hasn't had either of those problems yet, so that's great.

All in all, they tell me it was an "uneventful night." Heaven knows we've had enough events lately, we don't need any more.

As for me, I'm off the mag. Glory hallelujah! The OB resident (who it turns out went to my high school, even though he's way younger than me and makes me feel old) tells me that it'll probably be tomorrow before I really feel like myself again.

My vision is still pretty blurry, but my logic seems to be a little clearer, which is nice.

I've gotten up to dangle my feet on the side of the bed a while. That felt good. And bad, of course, because my guts sure do hurt, but nothing I can't handle.

Right now I'm waiting for a room in post-partum. I'm still in Labor & Delivery because of the mag. Once they have a room for me, though, they're going to wheel me down to see Robbie and then when I'm done, they'll take me back to post-partum.

All in all, things are going as well as they possibly can given the situation.

I've been pumping every 2 hours and am starting to see signs of production. I still haven't managed to make enough to take to Robbie, but apparently my gals are getting the message. Maybe for once my body can do what it's supposed to.

I'll update when I can and when I have information. In the mean time, keep the prayers coming because they are working, believe me.



Tracy said...


Bet you can't wait to spend some time with your son.

I hope you really start feeling better soon.

Bill and Karrie said...

I'm so happy about how wonderful everyone is doing. We are continuing to pray for your family.

(in his time blog)
kmb7 ~nest

Kristin (kekis) said...

God is good! I'm glad that Robbie is holding his own and that you're off the mag. Hopefully you are all getting some much-needed rest and enjoying an "uneventful" day. Give Tater some love for all of us.

Amy said...

Aww, YAY for the little guy, and YAY for being off the mag!! Praying for quick healing for both of you. Robbie is so amazing!

Nicky said...

SOOO glad that things are going positively, after all the drama. Here's to hoping for continued improvements!

Sara (lilyvalley) said...

I am so incredibly happy that everything is going well. Yeah for such a strong baby! Way to go Robbie keep it up dear one!

esth2000 said...

Prayers are being sent. Your story is amazing and such great victory. Sending all my love-

orodemniades said...

Oh, what a beautiful little boy - congratulations!!

Also, on the c-section - get some granny panties...and DO NOT USE THE STAIRS if you can help it. Trust me on this one.

Sissy said...

You both remain in my prayers. It's so great to hear such positive progress updates.

S said...

I love all of the wonderful news! Robbie looks just perfect (tiny, but perfect!!!) Congrats!

Lauren said...

Glad to hear that you are off the mag. That's some tough stuff to deal with!

I'm so happy to hear that Robbie is doing well. There will be good days and bad, but it seems like everything is keeping up on the positive side.

Congratulations again! I hope you get a nice and comfy post partum room soon!

Ariella said...

Ya for Robbie for breathing and you for being off the mag. You are still in my prayers and thoughts all the time.

Anonymous said...

May I tell you that you have truely taught me what faith means? I've kept up with your blog and it has made me sit down and pray for your family as well as my own the last couple of days...thank you and God bless your family.

Diana said...

Oh wow Trish, I am sorry I am late in reading all of this. Congrats on the birth of your beautiful son. I am so sorry about the circumstances. I hope he continues to do so well. It sounds like you and David are doing a great job!