Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Progress again. Chandler is doing good. On Easter he was taken off the ventilator and put on the C-Pap. That same day his heart rate started to drop randomly. It would usually come back up quickly. The Dr. felt that he had reflux, but was trying different things to help. Nothing seemed to be helping. Then they ran labs cause he didn't seem to be feeling good. The labs came back negative. The baby that had shared his minimal stimulation room for almost 4 weeks suddenly passed away, so he got moved out into level two, which is good but his heart rate would not stablize. After a few days they ran labs again and this time they came back positive for infection which turned out to be a urinary tract infection so they started antibiotics. This still did not seem to help his bradycardia. Finally they started him on a medication for reflux and it seems to be helping. So today he got taken off the C-Pap and put on a nasal canula. I get to hold him every time I go see him, which is now every three hours. I pretty much live at the hospital, but I am enjoying the time I get to spend with him. He now weighs about 4 lbs and 10 oz. He is so long, over 19 in. He cannot fit in preemie clothes, the sleeves are like 3/4 sleeves. so now we gotta buy bigger clothes.