Saturday, May 29, 2010

A brief update of yesterday's happenings. Austin is doing a little bit better today, but they are still keeping a close eye on him. His blood numbers are still abnormal, but that is to be expected with all that he went through yesterday. The midnight x-ray that we waited for last night appeared to the nurse practitioner and radiologist to be a slight improvement over the 6 PM x-ray, and the one from this morning hadn't really improved any but also hadn't gotten worse. He will continue to get more blood work throughout the day, and another x-ray at 6 tonight. We are all hopeful that the antibiotics will start kicking in and his blood numbers will improve today so that we can feel that he is starting to get over the infection. Calvin is better today as well, and he is back to getting small feedings. That is all for now, I will post another update later tonight or tomorrow morning.

1 comment:

  1. We had a NEC scare as well at two points during our four month NICU stay. The second scare resulted in a 14 day course of antibiotics, even though we never really had a confirmed diagnosis. It also meant NPO and on TPN for those 14 days straight.

    I might recommend asking them about the TPN's effect on Austin's liver, as Hunter being on it for so long ended up elevating his bilirubin to crazy levels.

    Hope the boys feel better soon!