I have a feeling that our lives will never be relaxing again.
Annaleigh has been doing very well since her surgery. Her belly looks good and she had a good poop this evening. She still needs the pain killers and there’s still plenty of bile coming up in her feeding tubes, but she’s on track for a full recovery. And just when we start to think things are getting better…
Charlie gets sick. So far it doesn’t look like anything too major but it’s still not the peaceful Charlie we like to see. He had a lot of episodes during the early afternoon so the doctors ordered an x-ray. When the results came back, there was some haze in his abdomen, which means that fluid is building up in his lungs. So far they haven’t been able to pinpoint a cause, though they aren’t even testing for an infection since he’s showing no other signs of trouble. He’s getting lasix, which is a diuretic and should help to drain some of the fluids. Hopefully it will turn out to be nothing but excess fluid that clears out overnight.
Lily Bug tried her best to cause some trouble today too, but luckily her attempts to pull out her respirator tubes (again) were thwarted. Lil just loves to be on her belly and when she’s not, she will flail her arms around and pull on her tubes. When she’s on her belly, she sleeps soundly and her numbers are good and she doesn’t cause any trouble. Unfortunately, the babies can’t stay in the same position for more than a couple hours at a time so she’s got to be on her back every now and again. She’s going to be a little diva when she doesn’t get her way!
Between NICU visits, we were treated to a nice dinner with Christina and Doug and their two adorable kids, Owen and Dylan. It was great to get out. Thanks guys!
Charlie was in cute mode this afternoon. He was wide awake like we've not seen him before, and he was playing with his tubes and wires. If energy level is any indication, he's not sick at all.
Lily just loves being on her stomach. She props her little butt in the air sleeps comfortably. All bets are off though when she's laying on her back!
Annaleigh is looking pretty good. The swelling from the anesthesia is going down and she's resting comfortably. Next week this time she'll be the strongest of the three babies.
Since she's not in an isolette but rather an open bed, poor Annaleigh is subject to all the noise and light in the NICU. Today the nurses put a washcloth over her head so she's not so exposed. Hopefully she'll get into an isolette tonight or tomorrow.