Thursday, June 16, 2011

1 Month!!!

Aaron is officially one month old today! Happy Dance! Unfortunately its been another hard day with setbacks. Last night I was holding him and I could hear him start to breath really fast. I couldn't see his monitor where I was sitting so I asked the nurse what was going on. His respiration rate which is usually in the 30's or 40's was climbing in the 80 to 100 range. I put him back in his bed to see if that would help but it didn't. The nurse turned his O2 up to see if that helped. It did a little but it was still hanging out in the 60's. I didn't want to leave until I knew it was back under control, apparently it went on all night and they continued to turn his O2 up.

This morning they decided to run labs and an x-ray to see what they could find. I called to see what the results were and they immediately transferred me to the NP. Never a good sign! The labs were once again elevated so they started him on another round of antibiotics and ordered another spinal tap and cultures. Ugghhh! The initial results will come back sometime tonight and the cultures in 3-4 days. His belly is not large so they are not as concerned about an obstruction this time but they are more concerned about an infection. Grrrrr, Bad Word!!!

I hate when they tell me his labs were elevated, how elevated??? A little, a lot? Today they are elevated enough to run the tests and start the antibiotics but not enough to hold off his feedings, whatever that means....