Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Eowyn Update 20: Time For A New Bed!
Baby is doing great today! Her HR is around 130 or lower, saturation is 100% and all the vent setting are the same except the oxygen. They had to raise the oxygen to 50% for a short time because they finally were able to wean her off the INO completely PRAISE JESUS!!! One more thing she no longer needs to depend on .. plus it makes her one more step closer to coming home, she can't come home on INO so this is a step forward for sure. They are also going to start her on Methadone and Adamant which will help her be able to come off the Morphine and Versed. She is very addicted to both medications and she will not be able to come home on drips so the Morphine and Versed have got to go in order for her to get even closer to coming home .. Not sure if they are going to start the two new meds tonight or tomorrow but I'll let you know when it happens for sure. Another big thing is Eowyn gets to get a new bed Yaya!! She is so small for the current infant bed she is in so they are putting her in a large crib sized bed. It's really cool mostly because we can hang toys for her to see and start to play with .. So even if we're not there to entertain her when she's awake she will be able to see something other then the ceiling or stare at all the medication she is on. Plus we will be able to see and reach her better, which will be really important because, come this weekend, after her first Trach change we will FINALLY be able to hold our baby girl for the first time Yaya!!!! PRAISE JESUS!!!! God is so good and I just can't wait to hold her. I do have a prayer request for you all: Please be praying for our nephew Jonathan. He is 4 years old (almost 5) and his parents (Jason, Calebs brother, and Britny his wife, who flew in from Russia to help us with the boys while Eowyn is in the hospital) just found out he has H Pylori (Helicobacter pylori: Bacteria that cause stomach inflammation (gastritis) and ulcers in the stomach. This bacteria is the most common cause of ulcers worldwide. It is often referred to as H. pylori. H. pylori infection is usually acquired from contaminated food and water and through person to person spread. The infection is common in crowded living conditions with poor sanitation. In countries with poor sanitation, 90% of the adult population can be infected. In the U.S., 30% of the adult population is infected. One out of six patients with H. pylori infection develops ulcers of the duodenum or the stomach. This bacteria is also believed to be associated with stomach cancer and a rare type of lymph gland tumor called gastric MALT lymphoma.) He is now on two different antibiotics that are at a double dose for his age, an antacid that is at a double dose and a double dose of Pepto-Bismol all of which have to be taken multiple times a day .. Please keep him in prayer, for healing and for protection from side effects from all these drugs. Thank you all so much for all the prayers you're putting out there .. All the Praise, Glory and Honor be given unto God!!!