Need info for Premmie on Vent

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby worriedhubby20 » 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.

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby emmybree » Mon Apr 12, 2004 06:26 pm

OH MY! How scary for you and your wife! I hope she is okay and feeling better soon! Great news about Parker!!!! [:)] I am still keeping him in my thoughts and hope he is home in you and your wifes arms very soon! [:)]

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby julie f » Tue Apr 13, 2004 00:55 am

Oh my goodness, you guys certainly aren't getting any rest huh?

That's great news about Parker's breathing and feedings. I pray that his labs even out soon and that he can just concentrate on getting bigger and coming home!

I'm so sorry to hear about your wife's troubles, I can imagine that must be incredibly painful. As if she hasn't been through enough. She is in my continued prayers as well.

Please give us another update when you get a free second!

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby mada » Tue Apr 13, 2004 06:20 am

So glad to hear about PArker!! That's so great[:)] YOur poor wife!! She has been through the mill here!! I had a friend who had mastitis and said it was the most painful thing...I hope she is feeling better soon!! How are you doing? I am sure breathing a bit easier these days[;)]

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby angelical » Tue Apr 13, 2004 06:24 am

Oh no! I had mastitis after Aaron got out of the hospital... the pumping schedule was too much for me with going back to work full time. That was the most painful thing I have ever felt. I feel bad for your wife.

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby ryansmommy » Tue Apr 13, 2004 06:43 am

Oh my! I hope your wife feels better soon!! However Parkers news is wonderful! Keep us posted. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby worriedhubby20 » Tue Apr 13, 2004 05:38 pm

The wife appears to be doing really well. She said that the pain in her breast was gone, as is the fever. The lacatation specialist told her that anytime she gets sick, fever, ect.., that it will take some additional pumping sessions in order to get the milk back flowing again. Her left breast is producing as always, but the right is barely putting anything out right now. Parker has had another GREAT day!![:D] His labs are doing much better, and the doc that is consulting said that there is no reason to perform some test that would require putting some kind of dye into his system in order to see how is liver is performing. I am very proud of him!!!!! I almost didn't recognize him last night when I went to sit with him. He looks so much different without all of those tubes in his nose, mouth, and belley. I will continue updating. Thanks so much for the prayers!!!

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby emmybree » Tue Apr 13, 2004 07:23 pm

awwww thats sooo great!!! I cant wait to see pics of the little guy! I am glad they are both doing great! I pray he continues to strive!

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby mada » Wed Apr 14, 2004 07:13 am

Such great news!! I am so glad you wife is feeling better and that Parker is doing so incredibley well. Your story is an inspiration!!

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby annes » Wed Apr 14, 2004 09:58 am

Isn't it a great feeling to get an unobstructed view of your baby's face! I took so many pictures the day they took my son's feeding tube out. Sounds like things are going well, glad to hear that your wife is feeling better, maybe you can get her to take a little time for herself and get a manicure, massage, facial or something (if she is into that sort of stuff). I resisted doing those things, and when I finally went for a manicure/pedicure, I started to feel a lot more like myself! good luck with everything and hang in there![:I]

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