Monday, April 7, 2008
Back in the hospital
Well...we've found ourselves back in the hospital a whole lot sooner than we planned on. Our nice, quiet time at home didn't last too long. On Saturday night Bela started being really fussy and irritable, not like herself. She continued to be that way all night long and into the morning on Saturday. She threw up twice, wasn't eating as good, and was very upset. It seemed her stomach was really upset. Which of course freaked us out given that a lot can go wrong with her gut and bowel. We weren't sure what was going on so we called and they said bring her in. We got here about noon yesterday and had to go into the ER...not a great experience. They ran every test imaginable and eventually they moved us back up to the cardiac ICU. We like it here much better. So far the lab work, xrays, ultrasounds, and other tests have all come back okay. Her heart which was the main concern looks good. Her EKG test (her heart rythms) came back a little different the first time they took it, and so they were a bit concerned, but they have been doing one every 6 hours and they are looking better now. Her xray did show lots of gas in her tummy, so they're thinking it might just be that making her upset. Her lab work showed no virus or infection...another great thing. They're starting to just use the word colicky which I hate because it dosn't explain or answer anything. I've always hated that because I like to know exactly what is wrong. Anyway, they want to keep us here through the week or so just to keep a close eye on her and try and figure out whats making her so uncomfortable. She got a big girl crib this time, but prefers to be in the bouncy seat. The nurse brought it in for her a little while ago and she's been sooo much more peaceful since then.
We hope to be back home soon. Hopefully they'll continue to find nothing really wrong with her. We just wanted to be safe, we don't take any chances with her. It's hard to see her all hooked back up to wires and machines and poked with needles again, but I guess I better start getting used to it...
Other than this little incident, Bela has been doing really well. Her only real concern remains gaining weight. She finally hit 7 lbs today. Here's some pictures of her the last few days..
And then there's Benson.. sorry if this is offensive material to anyone...but i just think it's funny. We're attempting to potty train so he had no diaper on. He was oblivious that half of his 'bum bum' as he calls it was hanging out. He's a character.
A quick update on baby Gracie that I wrote about in my last post... she is an absolute miracle and has come off the ECMO machine and her heart is still beating away!! It's another example of what the power of the priesthood and prayer can do. They've never seen a baby in such fragile condition come off the machine not only with their heart beating but seemingly improving every day. Keep on fighting Gracie girl!!