Sunday, June 28, 2009
Daily Dose: Sunday, June 28
Hope had a good day today, but Mommy & Daddy are a little frustrated. She has done well with her feedings lately and seems to be doing well with her ventilation, having an exceptional blood gas last night.
As a routine measure, all the babies in the NICU, including Hope, were cultured for bacterial infections. Hope's cultures came back positive for a bacteria that is not making her sick, but is probably just part of her normal flora. Because of that, as long as Hope is in the hospital she will be in "contact isolation," meaning that gloves and gowns must be worn by anyone who interacts with Hope at all times. Not being able to touch Hope does not work for Mommy & Daddy, AT ALL!!
Tomorrow morning, Mommy & Daddy will be putting up a good fight to try and get some type of exception made. However, as you can see from the picture, today Mommy & Daddy's hands turned to prunes and Hope was not excited about it.