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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hooray--No NG tubes today

Lauren did better with her eating today, but she hasn't had enough wet diapers. They want to start her back on the IV. I've begged them off for now, but they're making me feel like I'm really pushing things to the limit. So we are push push pushing liquids on her. But as the saying goes, you can only bring a horse to water, you can't make her drink. We're doing what we can. Anything to avoid her having to be tethered to her bed like that. An IV at this point is just one more thing she has to be rid of in order to go home. So I want to avoid it. But her appetite is good overall, so right now an NG tube is not emminent. And her lungs sound awesome. Tomorrow I think they'll try to completely wean her off her oxygen in her bipap. She's a happy and chatty girl right now.

Kyle is having a little rough of a day. He's been fussy and more congested. But his appetite has been pretty good, so we're pleased with that. He still has his IV, but there's no concern over an NG tube while his appetite is so healthy.

Jenna had her Valetine's Day party at preschool today, and tomorrow her school has a big family field trip to the Phoenix Zoo. I'm bummed I have to miss it, but I'm glad that she still gets to do fun stuff while her family is split into pieces like this. Kim will drive up to Phoenix Friday night and take Jenna back to Tucson with her for the holiday weekend, and my parents will drive down to pick her up in a couple days. And with any luck, we'll all be discharged or nearly discharged by the time she returns.

I miss home. I bet the babies do, too.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad there are no NG tubes for right now, what a relief. I can't imagine how hard it is for you guys to be split up like that. I hope that each day gets better and better and you are all home together again as a family. I'm keeping you guys in my prayers.