Friday, September 16, 2011

Another day at the NICU

I am leaving the hospital for the afternoon. Wyatt is having a better day today but still not great like he was a few days ago. The doctors warned us that we would take two steps forward and then one step back. Honestly I feel like we have taken 2 steps forward and 3 steps back! The good news is his heart and brain are cooperating now we need his lungs to do the same! The doctor was going to start feeding him today but then scratched those orders. I think we have mentioned before that he is very cautious to start feeds because a preemies gut can turn on you in an instant and his little body would not be able to fight off any type of gut infection. As much as I want the feeds to start in order to help him build up his strength, I also want Wyatt to be healthy enough to tolerate them. They are drawing another blood gas at 4 and we are praying that his co2 has gone down some and that his ph remains good like it was earlier.

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