Sunday, September 13, 2009
The NICU roller coaster ride continues. It's been an especially wild ride the past week. Parents who have been through it know how it is and how stressful it can be. It has been tough as we love our precious little girls so very much. Ashlyn has been our sickest little child the past week. She has been so bloated due to all the medications and all the fluids she was getting. Also her urine output has not been great. We visited our little girls earlier today and Ashlyn was still not having a good urine output, but later tonight when I called to check on her, her RN told us she had urinated 114cc. Thomas and I couldn't believe it, especially after the MD's told us today that she seems to be going into Renal failure because she hadn't been urinating well. I have never been so excited about pee before! We both started to cry in excitement. We hope she will continue to urinate well and will make it through this illness. Our little Rachel seems to be coming down with something, they are doing cultures to see if she has developed a yeast infection just like Ashlyn and Haley have been through. They stopped her feeds, but the TPN continues. Her ventilator settings have gone up and her need for oxygen has risen as well. Her blood pressure is a little low today, so something is going on. Hopefully the MD's will figure it out soon. Haley seems to be doing awesome the past few days. Haley is down to 30% on her O2 requirements. 21% is room air. We are hopeful she will be able to get off the ventilator soon and be put on a c-pap. These precious little girls are so strong despite what they have been through. We continue to be grateful for their lives and the opportunity to be their parents. We are so grateful to have our little babies as being a parent is so wonderful. We only want what is best for them and do our best everyday to be there for them.
Posted by Amanda