Monday, April 14, 2014

Update

Sorry, this post is from my phone as well, so no pix. It kept telling me to download google plus, and I did, and it is still not working. Blaargh.

About my little miracle:At first, everbody thought that the respiratory issues stemmed from the c-section. However, soon after birth, it became increasingly apparent that Gauri had a infection, which, from the timeline, looks more like it was acquired in utero (the pediatrician says he sees this sometimes in babies born of surrogates--that is why he started antibiotics so very soon, which turned out to be the right call to make). It responded to antibiotics, and her respiration stabilized within 36 hours, letting them start feeding her.

She is now up to full feeds (she seems to be a good eater, knock on wood) and will be discharged to my hospital room tomorrow, where her antibiotics will have to be continued. Poor baby has been stuck with an iv in three different spots already, and I'm so sorry for that, and for the fact that she had this infection to start with.

Can't wait to get out of the hospital and go home! They are taking good care of us though, and NICU staff are awesome...I'm pretty impressed.

10 comments:

  1. Glad you'll both be home soon!! You've got yourself a tough cookie. Cannot wait to see pics!!

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  2. Awh, poor baby. I'm glad she's being well taken care of. I hope she is home with you soon!

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  3. I can't wait to see the pictures, too!!! Glad the infection was caught early.

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  4. That's great that she's doing better and that the NICU is taking good care of her!

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  5. I'm glad the doctor was prepared and the NICU is treating y'all well. I'm even more glad that she is being released from the NICU to your room which is a great step. I'll be glad when you are both home. :-)

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  6. So good to hear that she's doing better and that the NICU staff has been doing a good job taking care of her! Waiting to see the pics :)

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  7. So glad to hear she's doing better. Sending you both good thoughts!

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  8. Very glad to she is getting better and will be home soon!

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  9. I'm so glad your little girl is doing well. It sounds like you're comfortable with the care in the hospital. Everything is moving in the right direction. So very happy for you.

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  10. Just checking in to see if there's been any updates...hope all is well and you're preoccupied with loving on your precious little girl!

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