Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Well, after a couple of really hard days with not much good news, we have now had two days of good progress from little Davey Gravey. Where to start...they started him on the medication for his heart and were supposed to give him 3 doses of it. But unfortunately, Baby David started having a hard time. He was having way too many apnea episodes and also was unable to maintain his body temperature like he had been. He also had been acting lethargic and just not himself. They ran a quick blood cell count and came to the conclusion that he had developed an infection.
So, they started him on antibiotics that night and took some cultures to see what the infection was and where it was located. Because of all the problems going on and the antibiotics, they decided to not worry about that last dose of the heart medication. I also remembered that I had a cold sore a few days before I delivered him and because of that they also decided to give him some antiviral medication, just in case I had infected my newborn child with HERPES. So sad. All of this was really just preventative stuff, because they didn't really know for sure what was going on.
For the past couple of days things have been looking better. He hasn't been having as many apnea episodes (he is on caffeine to help with it though), his blood cell count looks good and he seems to have more energy. Also, so far all of the cultures have been negative, so it may have just been a little bug that got him. They haven't repeated the echocardiogram yet to see if the vein in his heart has closed, but the nurses don't hear a murmur, so they may not need to give him the 3 dose.
He still isn't taking any food yet, just his IV. The doctor thinks that they can start feeds tomorrow or the next day if his apnea continues to look good. So, basically we are still a LONG way from taking him home.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
When I saw him this morning they had put a new IV on the top of his tiny head for the medication, since all of the veins in his arms and legs are too small. So sad! But he did seem to have more energy. He was opening his eyes and kicking his little legs, so hopefully this medicine is working and his poor heart won't be working so hard.
These are all typical preemie issues that we're dealing with, so nothing to be too alarmed over. We are very greatful to everyone for their support and prayers!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
And then I got a box of 84 newborn Pampers diapers for FREE! I seriously feel like I could go on and on about how many awesome deals I get. Josh thinks I'm a nerd, but is just happy that I find these deals so that I don't make him go to cloth (which I still would be ok with).
Just one more couponing story, I promise... I went grocery shopping a couple days ago and my total was $84. Not so fast though! I handed her my coupons and brought it down to $22. Seriously. 60 bucks in coupons? Other than the diaper deals, I think that was my best shopping trip yet.
Carden is NOT a fan of my couponing though. I have to limit my computer time to when he's sleeping and he thinks our shopping trips take way too long (I'm sure Josh would agree, too). And then I don't let him throw my coupons all over the room. I know. Mean Mama.
I have once again had a very easy pregnancy. I was sick one day during the first trimester, felt great all through the second, and am still doing good now. My hair and skin are awesome again, no food aversions this time ( I couldn't eat chicken, spicy foods, or orange juice with Carden), reflux just started a couple of weeks ago (I had it from day one with Carden) and so far I still have energy and don't feel too much like a whale. I hope we have a girl one day just so I can see if there is a difference, or if I'm just lucky.
Here I am at 30 weeks with nameless baby:
And just to compare, here's one of me with Carden at 30 weeks:
Good to see my veins are popping out all sicknast again.