Sunday, May 17, 2009
A good day
Saturday was a good day Isaac was doing good with all his #s blood pressure ok and he wasn't making the alarm on the vent go off. We are concerned about how high he is having to have the oxygen set at the lowest it has gone all week was in the 40's but mainly it has been in the 60's and 70's better than what it has been but still not healthy. We are watching this because the longer he is on oxygen at such a high rate the more risk he is at having eye damage. He is still currently on two blood pressure meds so it doesn't drop too low and he isn't currently getting milk because of those meds so we are looking into giving him steroids just to get him off the vent and the blood pressure meds because he needs me to hold him just as much as I need to hold him so pray that during this next week the steroids do their thing and not harm him because the team of Dr.s are not in agreement on steroid use because there hasn't been any study about long term side effects the only thing they do know is that some babies have smaller heads and lower weight and shorter and some even scored slightly lower on iq tests, but then there are the babies that we have seen in the past month who have gotten them and out grown their twins and gone home sooner and done better on weight gain. so again with the contradictions. We are at the agreement that it is to better his health right now so he has a better chance of surviving and we are going to consent to low doses. He is still on one antibiotic for the bacterial growth on his vent tube in his chest it hasn't been confirmed as pneumonia but it is reacting to the meds as pneumonia would so pray
that his lungs get stronger and this growth goes away. He is doing very good for the circumstances and everyone calls him a
fighter even the nurses that have experienced his mean streak.