Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Robbie update

Just spoke to Robbie's nurse. He's doing quite well.

They've upped his feedings AGAIN. (I think this is something like 5x in 4 days.) He's up to 6.5ml/2 hours now. They're actually going to stop his IV fluids soon in hopes that he'll actually maintain his fluid balance from his food rather than IVs. Keep your fingers crossed.

Also- they have him on a little bit different kind of ventilation setting. It's MMV. Minimal something ventilation, I think. (Just go with it.) Basically, it lets Robbie breathe on his own but it keeps track of his breaths so that if he misses one, the ventilator does it for him. It's something they do in preparation to extubate him. She said that as they watch the vent, Robbie is essentially breathing on his own. Looks good for extubation tomorrow.

He kept only having smears of poop at each diaper change, so they went ahead and gave him a glycerin and he has a real poop as well. Pooping is a big deal in the NICU, I assure you.

It was a good phone call. Which I needed.

And David has agreed to go to the doctor.

And I feel totally fine today and am hopeful the doc tells me tomorrow that I can just start lowering my BP meds and I can go see my son.

It feels REALLY wrong to be piddling around the house while my son is across the city in the hospital. I'm trying to make the most of my day.. doing laundry etc.. and considering a nap now. But it's weird. All you mommies out there- go kiss your kids in my honor. And say a little prayer for all of us, if you would.



Cheryl said...

Are you just not going to the hospital because of not feeling well, or do you need a ride? If you need a ride please let me know. I'm just sitting here at my computer and would gladly take you.

Lauren said...

I'll kiss my Natalie in your honor once she wakes up from her nap.

I hope you feel great tomorrow and get to see Robbie! Glad to hear he's doing so well.

Trish said...

Cheryl- you're SO sweet to offer..
I'm not going just on the off chance I did have a bug.
I really do feel fine today, but the nurse and I agreed I'd take a day just to be sure. I'm seeing the doctor in the morning and we'll go from there.

David's going to take me to the hospital in the morning to get my car, then I'll drive back to my doctor's office.

Heather said...

Thanks for the update. Glad you're feeling better. Hope David is OK. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Amy said...

YAY for all the good news! Praying you can be with Robbie again tomorrow.

Sweet Baby Whispers said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet baby.

I just started blogging about my pregnancy after loss and I've added you to my BlogRoll so I can keep up with you!

AngelsAmid said...

Im glad to hear Robbie is doing well. I know it has to be so hard to stay away. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

That is great! No vent, no IV, sucking down the milk...he's such a champ!

- dr.girlfriend

Two Hands said...

How about a big prayer? Thinking about you and your family often.

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Anonymous said...

Hey Trish!

I'm so glad David agreed to go to the doctor. :) To me that says a lot about his character. Sometimes it is hard for a guy to the doctor.

I'm pulling for you, dh and Robbie every day. You are always in my thoughts. I love you all.