Thursday, March 10, 2016

Just breathe! - March 10th, 2016

This morning the doctor decided to take off the breaths that the CPAP was giving you, so now you are just getting a constant flow of air. You have had a few episodes, but not as many as before. They said if you continue to have a lot of episodes, they will add the breaths back in. Let's pray you don't forget to breathe at all buddy!!
I was able to do your care and then hold you from 9:30-11:45! Lots of cuddle time this morning! It seems that when I hold you your heart rate is better. I wish I could just keep you in my arms all day!!
Since I was at the hospital all morning, I decided to go home, eat and rest and make some phone calls that I needed to make for your care and skip your 3:00 care. The nurse said they may do your ultrasound then anyway, so skipping it was a good idea.
We came back at 8:00 and then Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop came to visit you. We got the results from the ultrasound of your brain. There has not been any new bleeding (phew!) but your ventricles are getting bigger. The doctor said that there is nothing we can do right now, we will just get another ultrasound in the next week or so. She said if they keep getting bigger, you may have to have surgery, but we are not there yet. Let's pray that they don't get any bigger.
You also had the PICC line in today, and she said the perforal IV will come out within the next few days, they just want to make sure that you do not need another blood transfusion. The blood is not able to pass through the PICC line, so they would have to do that through an IV. She also said that she hopes the phototherapy will come off tomorrow. Lots of on and off with the phototherapy!
Other than that you are doing pretty good. There are so many people praying for you all over the place! So many people love you and want you to continue doing well so that you can grow big and strong and come home soon!! Speaking of growing big and strong, when the nurse weighed you today, you weighed 2 lb, 4 oz! Now 2 ounces above your birth weight! Keep growing, Mason!!
Mommy and Daddy love you and can't wait to see you in the morning!!