Saturday, November 22, 2008

Brain Scan Results & 2 LBS

First off, this week was unfortunately slow with the blog and I apologize for that to all of the faithful readers that check this out daily to see how Patrick & Savannah are doing. This is not the norm.

In regards to Savannah and the brain scan that was completed earlier in the week, it appears that April and I will need to wait 2 more weeks for a definitive answer. The doctors see something in her brain, however, they can not accurately diagnose it at this time. This is obviously frustrating but at the same time at least we know that this is not a Grade 4 or 5 bleed. The doctors do not seem overly concerned considering that Savannah is responding and acting as any 2 week old child would. We will continue to pray for a good outcome and that in two weeks we will have resolution to this issue.

In the good news department, we received word this morning that Savannah now weighs 1502 grams or 3 Lb 5 ounces. The significance of today's weight is that we can now bring her some clothes that she can wear so we will be doing that this afternoon. She is continuing to handle her feeds well so the doctor will also be removing the PICC line that has been in her arm for the past 15 or 16 days. For more info on the PICC line, check out my post from November 8 titled "2 Days Old." Finally, I am going to have my first opportunity to hold Savannah this afternoon as I partake in a little Kangaroo Care. I am very excited to hold my daughter for the first time and can not wait to see what it feels like.

As far as Patrick is concerned, he now weighs over 2 Lbs. 2 Lbs and 1/2 an ounce to be exact. GOOD JOB PATRICK!!! He has been eating well and tolerating the feeds and they continue to increase his foods about every other day. Over the past few days, Patrick has had some minor issues and concerns with his belly being slightly bigger than it should. The doctor's continue to keep an eye on his intestines and digestive system and today's X-Ray revealed no concerns. The doctors did inform us today that Patrick is anemic and will need to receive a 2nd blood transfusion and they feel that this could be the cause of his digestion issues. Overall, Patrick is doing well and spends most of his day sleeping and just hanging out.

Also, we are trying to find a way to get more pictures on this blog and will be experimenting over the next few days so bare with us as we work through our options.

Finally, April and I want to thank everyone again for all of your continued prayers, support and thoughts. We could not have made it this far without your support and we want you to know how important you have been to us.

Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

When was the first blood tranfusion?