Friday, March 4, 2011
Gabe Update #6
This will be short and sweet because I am ready to go to bed. Gabe is still in the NICU. He is still not eating well. He has one "awake" period each day when he will have a good feeding but the rest of the time he does not do much. I am allowed to try to breastfeed twice a day and he latches great but for the most part he doesn't suck much. He did have one great feeding yesterday though and I was proud of that. His bilirubin continues to go down so I hope that as it goes down he will be more and more alert. He is still hypertensive and nobody seems to be quite sure why. They have a different theory each day it seems. He had an echo cardiogram today due to his heart murmur. They found that he has a PFO (patent foramen ovale) and an ASD(atrial septal defect). I did not get to talk to the doctor so I am not sure of the significance of it. I hope to get to talk to the doctor tomorrow. There is still not any talk of him coming home. We are going on day 9 tomorrow, I think. I am pretty sure I am holding up ok but then today I was sitting in my car talking to my sister on the phone and I was getting my pump all ready. I got off the phone with her and turned the pump on. I sat there for a minute pumping and then suddenly wondered why my pants were wet. I looked down and realized I had never put the bottle on the pump and was just pumping breastmilk onto my leg and the seat of my car. NICE!! OK, so maybe I'm a bit tired and still in a fog. My blood pressure medicine was changed yesterday and every now and again I get a good reading but for the most part it is still out of control. I am watching it closely though and will keep working towards getting it down. My eyes are crossing looking at the screen so I must go to bed now. Night night.