by meg (1384 Posts), Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:10 am
It sounds like the NICU docs and nurses are trying really hard to keep my sis and her DH from getting confident, etc. To me it sounds like Ethan hasnt had any major problems. No blood transfusion, infections, real close calls ,etc. But they docs/nurses keep saying things about him being so sick. Yesterday her DH said " well other than these few things you mentioned he is doing pretty good, right?" and the nurse said "no, we dont even consider him stable yet". Then this morning everything was good! His BP was better so they were able to take him off his meds, he started peeing again, his O2 level and blood gases were good and they had not new problems or worries. My sister said " so he's doing pretty good them?" and the nurse said "well, for now but that could all chance in 30 mintes, hes still a very sick little boy". which made my sis start crying again[V] WHy couldnt they just let her be happy that it was good right now? I guess they just want to make sure she understands the seriousness of it all, but she does. I wish they would at least let her be happy when things are good, KWIM?
Will 2-6-00 ( PE at 35 weeks)
Elizabeth 7-3-01 ( NO PE)
#3 EDD 10-25-04
Proud Aunt to Ethan born 27.5 weeks weighing 1lb 8 ounces! Our little fighter!