Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Daily Update - 21 March 2007

Masinja is doing well with his feedings. He's up to 6ml per hour now, and is gaining some weight. He's up to 4lbs 15oz. He's resting pretty peacefully today. The doc tapped his reservoir and took 30ccs. She's worried it might be infected, so she put him on antibiotics. He's been pretty lethargic since his eye surgery, so the doc thinks he either got too much anesthesia, or that he might not be feeling well. Either way, the antibiotics should do him good. The doc also plans to start weening Masinja off the vent, as he's been doing well with his settings.

Madelinja's reservoir got tapped and the doc took 15ccs. She's having it tested again for infection. She actually injected some antibiotics directly into the reservoir to help fight off anything that might be there. The neurosurgeon will actually be looking at both of them to determine if he will remove their reservoirs or not.

Madelinja will definitely have surgery this Friday for her ostomies. The surgeon will be putting her completely back together, which means that she'll actually get to start feeding within the next week or so. It will be good, as she might actually catch up with her brother a bit.

That's all for today.


1 comment:

toni said...

im so happy to hear masons surgery went good.4lbs already wow. it wont be long before they go home. it sounds like they are such little fighters. they want to be with you as much as you want to be with them. just keep loving them and they will keep fighting. as always your always in my prayers and i love you guys,,,,,,