Friday, December 11, 2009
Small Backwards Step
Today was a down day for baby Kaidyn. The tape that holds her cannula in her nose caused breakdown of the skin on her cheeks. Because of this, she had to get an IV and was put on antibiotics to make sure there is no infection. She is up on her oxygen need and roller coasters with her saturations through out the day. They did blood test and cultures of her skin to make sure there is no infection on her cheeks from the breakdown. We will get the results in a few days. It has just been hard for her with so much happening all at once. It makes it hard to pinpoint what exactly is going on. I guess really its the combination of everything. She is really doing her breathing all on her own with no help (the steroids have been helping her a lot) so her adjustment will take time. On a good note, she is still eating well and digesting well. Her food intake has increased to 19mL every 3 hours. The doctor is pleased with her progress despite the above and he is especially pleased with how well she is eating. She has lost a little weight, she was 1000g on Tuesday, 990 on Wednesday, and 980 today, which is 2lb 2.57oz. Not much weight loss but still a loss. It probably comes from the medicine they gave her to release fluid after her blood transfusion. She is feeling out so much and I finally notice that she is getting bigger. She is starting to have a personality (one of a DIVA!!!) and moving around so much more. I don't see her as sick anymore which is such a nice feeling. Now I am just waiting for the day we get to go home.