Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on October-6-2007

The bun has shifted over to another room in the NICU 3. The girl is not even quite 11 weeks old, and she’s already starting to take after her parents. For those of you who don’t know us that well, Tina and I have moved 14 times in 12 years. With that many moves under our belt, I believe we can now consider it a hobby. 😉
Our dear Ella has had another good day! She was on her tummy and sleeping soundly when we arrived at her bedside. Her stats look good too with oxygen saturations remaining close to 100% and a blood gas this afternoon of: pH=7.39, cO2=46, pO2=78.
One of the RT’s who had been watching the progress of her chest x-rays said that it looked even better today. Considering how little her total chest fluid output was for yesterday, that’s good news!
Ella was turned on her back during shift change this evening, and even right after the turn her face didn’t look as puffy as before. I think with all that wonderful urine output she’s been having, she’s starting to lose some of that edema (yay!).
Tina and I are enjoying our time with our baby girl this evening. We praise God for where Has us today, and we’ll continue to rest in Him, and trust in Him for Ella’s future steps.
Have a good night all.

Posted (Tina) in All Posts on October-6-2007

We called to check-in on Ella bun this morning (this is a picture from late last night).

Nurse Kelly is watching her and told us that Ella has been stable. Her last blood gas was a pH level of 7.39, cO2=48, pO2=91, which is good. Her total urine output for yesterday was 285, which is another good sign. The total chest fluid output for yesterday was only 26ccs. Again, we are hoping that this is a sign of overall fluid production beginning to cease. I think we will have a better idea by early next week.

Ella was turned on her belly this morning, but she did not seem to tolerate it well. Unfortunately, she has not been turned on her belly as much in the past 2 days. We are hoping we can get back to that routine, since Dr. Kays thinks it is good for her at this stage.

We plan to visit our Gator Girl a bit later today. (In case you didn’t know, there is a Gator game tonight! Go Gators!)