Sunday, March 18, 2007

Daily Update - 18 March 2007

Masinja took a step back today. They found a lot of phlegm and mucous junk in his mouth and breathing tube, so they started him on antibiotics. They also stopped feeding him, because he wasn't processing it as fast as he should. Most of it was going through him right into the ostomy bag. They're going to restart his feeding tomorrow at 5ml per hour and see how that goes. They have him pretty sedated as he was agitated earlier. The doc really wants to ween him off the oscillator and get him back on the other vent, so keeping him calm will help the cause.

Madelinja actually had a pretty good day. She had minimal attitude and was doing well with her vent settings. There's still concern that her reservoir might be infected, but we'll see what the neurosurgeon thinks tomorrow. Depending on what he sees, he might remove it.

Laser surgery for their eyes is still tentative Monday/Tuesday. We'll find out after they get their exams.

Good news is that they're still growing. Madelinja is up to 14.75" and Masinja is 16.5" long. That's some decent progress for 8 weeks.

Well, that's all for today.

Peace,
T.M.

1 comment:

TinkRBell said...

Oh great Twinja master -- great to hear how much they've grown in 8 weeks. I made it home last weekend. 192 days was enough! I hope you and Cheri are doing well too. Cheers, J