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.
Loving some cuddle time
And I can't forget this cutie!
Davey is a week old? WOW!