Monday, March 16, 2009
Daily Dose, Monday March 16
Hope did much better with her breathing today. She is still on the vapotherm and that seems to have helped her. She had a couple of VERY brief drops in her heart rate today but she quickly pulled herself back up before the nurses could even get over to her bed.
She had quite an adventure today. She took a ride in her travel isolette down to the radiology department in order to have a lower GI. The surgeons wanted to take a look at the part of her intestines that are "below" her ostomy so they could make sure there weren't any obvious problems with them before they do her reconnection surgery. Hope was a very brave, very strong girl throughout the entire procedure and did very well with it. The great news is, there didn't appear to be any problems with that section of her intestines.
Hope lost a little bit of weight today (but who wouldn't after an enema like that!?) She is down to 1910 grams, so not a large loss. Hopefully tomorrow she will be back on track with weight gain.