by worriedhubby20 (77 Posts), Mon Apr 12, 2004 05:26 pm
Thank you again for all of the supportive words. Parker was removed from all breathing apparatus today. He is maintining his oxygen level and had no D-cells in the last 24 hrs. They have upped his feedings to 10cc's every 6 hours. Now if they could just get his labs back to normal, I'd rest alot easier. He has jaundice, and the doc says his liver is sluggish, but he gave him some antibiotics and for direct jaundice and photo-therapy for the indirect, also increased his feedings. I'm sure that he will be fine. On the downside, I had to rush my wife to the E.R. Saturday a.m. for a 103.7 temp. The doc initially said he thought she possibly had a uterine infection, white blood count over 22,000. But today, he sided with me and asked that she see the lactation nurse for treatments for mastisis. She told me that when she felt a fever coming on, her right breast would hurt, become very hot, and feel lumpy. Her milk production also decreased. The nurse told us that she needed to use warm wet compresses and massage it regularly to get the ducts to open back up. The Keflex that the doc prescribed and the strong antibiotics they gave her in the E.R. should take care of any infection. I pray that all goes well for both of them the next 24 hours. I'll update again tomorrow.