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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Where is my pacifier

Yesterday, Brinson was quite moody. Not sure if it is gas, belly pain from the surgery, learning how to breath again or she just wants her pacifier.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Tickling Brinson's head...wait for the grin!

Back on the nasal cannulas

I was at lunch with a customer and got notified that Brinson is now on the nasal cannulas. So I did a quick drive by to see how she is doing.

After morphine

Last night we visited with Brinson and she was wide awake before and after dinner till about 830pm. That is sort of unusual for her. We think she was waiting on her fix (morphine). But after sleeping for 2 days pretty much straight I guess you have to wake up sometime.

The shot above is Brinson grunting. Pretty funny, she turns beat red and stretches. She is acting more and more like a term baby.

We learned this morning that she need some morphine around 4am and that she now weighs 4lbs 6.9oz. The swelling is much better and likely she has gained more than we orginally thought.

We are still waiting on the poop.

Tonight we are going to try and grab a movie.....just to do something a little different.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Bundle of Joy

Last night we came to visit and Brinson was all wrapped up....

She has been really sleeping a lot the last 2 days....which is good because her body can focus on healing.

Here is Mommy watching Brin dream.

The nurses have been hearing bowel sounds which is also good because as soon as she poops she can eat.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Over 4lbs!

Brinson weighs 4lbs 5oz.

Don't get too excited!

Since she is on morphine and not moving very much, she is probably holding some fluid.

BTW her last dose will be tomorrow at 2pm....unless she needs more for pain.

Look Ma' no bag!

Yes it is true, the ostomy bag is now gone. That means real diapers to change and no more side chute.

Brinson will be on morphine for the next 2 days for pain and to relax her. They don't want her too relaxed so they can get her off the vent as soon as possible.

The nurse pictured, Jenna, has taken great care of Brinson on and off since the beginning.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Surgery went well!

I just saw the doctor and the surgery went well. There was a tiny perforation just below the original perforation, so he removed about inch of intestine and then sewed her back up. She will not have any effects from losing such a small amount of instestine.

We should get to see her in about 1/2 to hour.

Thanks Dr. Bloss for taking great care of Brinson.

Sleep inspection

Mommy's first hold since eye surgery

BTW her first eye exam is later today. I don't expect to hear any real news, the doctor told us it might take a few visits because her eyes will be a bit hazy.

Meme changes diaper

Aubrey goes home!

Aubrey goes home with Grandma and Mama. Yeah! Congratulations!!!!

Got a grip on something

Yesterday Meme and Lisa were giving Brinson different stuff/textures to hold on to. She was kind of hesitant at first, but then she locked on.

Our poor poor cats!

WoManning the Pacifier

Brinson loves her pacifier. It is kinda of funny to watch. She will get a bit restless put her arms and legs out straight and as soon as you give her the pacifier the arms and legs relax.

Here is Mommy doing her duty.

Just after sweetease! (sugar water)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Wow...big girl!

Brinson had a bit of a growth spurt. Her weight is 3lbs 14.8oz and her length is 17 3/4 inches.

Her vent settings are very low @ 22-25% O2 and 20bpm. Tuesday is a big day for Brinson. She will have surgery on her gut to put the intestines back together and get rid of that yucky bag. YEAH!!!

Visiting the Baldwins

Yesterday afternoon we trotted down to see the Baldwins. It seems Zachary is all settled in and is steadily getting bigger. I believe he is around 6lbs 14oz. Click here to read more about him.

Thanks for a great meal and visit.