Yesterday was a very stressful day. Lisa and I stared the day with Brinson having several bad ABGs (blood gases) in a row. Apparently she is saturating oxygen fine, but is not ventilating. This means she is storing CO2 instead of releasing it. This is pretty common with preemies that have been on the vent for a while.
The good news is after coming up with a plan......her CO2 came down in the evening. So only time will tell if this will be a problem. The plan is to use a 5 day steroid trailing off each day......well see if we have to execute on the plan or not.
She is still doing pretty good with the milk....there has been some residual, but she is still digesting.
Still no poop, but we do have bowel sounds.....so it is going to happen unless..... They are talking about doing a catheter in the stoma to see if she has a plug or narrowing....which could prevent the poop.
Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers....especially focusing on getting her lungs better and Brinson having some poop!. If she has poop, we can begin feeding her more......and then if their is nutrition on board we can get more weight on her.....and can basically fix anything.
Thanks again for all your support......
The kids and Kenny playing around
1 month ago