March for Babies

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Nothing New

Azure is doing well.  She has gotten over her breathing issues from last weekend.  The steroids they are giving her for her lungs seems to be working.  Her skin color has really come around.  She is off phototherapy, hasn't had insulin in days and seems to be holding her blood pressure steady so they stopped the Dopamine.  She is on two antibiotics to ward off whatever is making her white blood cell count so high.  She is on an oral rinse (they swab her mouth with it) to prevent thrush while she is on oxygen support.  They are adjusting her nutrition whenever she needs more/less sodium or sugar.  She is just resting comfortably and growing at this point which is exactly what we want for her.
I returned to work yesterday (part-time) and things seemed to go pretty well.  I will need to settle into a routine but I think once I have a schedule in place things will get easier and feel more comfortable.
More news when there is something to report.  At the moment we are maintaining which is just fine.

8 comments:

B said...

Blue - that is wonderful news! I'm so glad to hear it. You all continue to be in my thoughts.

Lots of love,
B

Miss W said...

I've been thinking of you constantly. So glad that things are going in a positive direction. The "rest and grow" part was hard on a lot of us in our NICU -- it's the only part they can't do something about now now now as the only cure is time.

Sending you all lots of love, positive thoughts and prayers.

Thalia said...

It's hard for me to imagine what this is like for you. I'm delighted that she's doing so well, and that you're able to balance in a bit of work.

Vacant Uterus said...

Glad to hear it, Blue! May she come home soon.

suzanne said...

You are working? Wow, you really are a super woman!
Keeping you and you baby girl in my thoughts...
Happy 2 weeks!

Demeter said...

Blue, I just read the news about your baby in NICU. My prayers go out to you. I hope you remain hopeful that doctors are going to do their best to get her home as soon as possible. All the best!

April said...

Thinking of you.

Sending my love and prayers.

Julia S. said...

You are in my thoughts. Delighted to read that Azure is doing so well.