Friday, February 19, 2010

One day, two updates!

When Bubba and I went in to see the boys, the doctor came in to talk to us almost immediately.


Because Colton has a discharge plan!!  What does that mean?  He has a list of things to do in the next week and then he can come home at the end of the week.  Now, something could happen to keep him there a little longer, but that's just how it is in the NICU.

Colton needs to not have any A's or B's (apneas - stop breathing; brady - drop heartrate) that he can't recover by himself.  He needs to continue to eat well and gain weight appropiately.  He needs to pass his primary pulmonary hypertension echocardigram (if he has PPH, the treatment is a course of low dose Viagra, called Revatio).  I told the doc that if she gives him Viagra, I'm not changing his diaper - Bubba can do it!  LOL  And, finally, he needs to pass his carseat challenge test.  Before he comes home, Bubba and I will spend the night in the hospital with him.  We get a room and have to take care of him.  This is done to make sure we can manage him.

Now, what about little Seanie?  Seanie will have to stay at the hospital.  He's not eligible for transfer to my hospital.  My hospital doesn't do vapotherm and he's not doing well enough to do high flow oxygen, which is what my hospital does do.  :(  It's going to be hard managing Colton and visiting Seanie 90 minutes away.  And, of course, we can't take Colton into the NICU to see Seanie.  :(

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