Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Miracle Grow

February 27, 2008
Colton weighed 1740 grams last night which is 3 pounds 13 ounces!!! Woohoo! He is 15 3/4 inches long. His heart rate drops have decreased but they are still there... when the Doctors rounded this morning they just said it was normal Colton stuff. When they tapped his reservoir on Saturday the spinal fluid came back positive for strep A so they put Colton on penicillin. So far nothing else has came back positive so that is good news... they think maybe it was from skin contact so no biggie!

February 28, 2008
Colton is doing pretty good right now. Only one heart rate drop while I was there this evening after class. The big news is that he weighed 1880 grams or 4 pounds 2 ounces... Go Colton!!! He can finally wear most of his preemie clothes... they are still a little big but not much. I also fed Colton 5 ml. by bottle tonight, he took it very well but tired easily so we decided to stop but he is improving! We take our infant CPR classes on March 14th :) We're definitely heading towards the finish line!

March 3, 2008
Last night Mr. Colton weighed 2000 grams or 4 pounds 6 ounces. All of the sudden he has decided its time to grow grow grow! He has had only a few heart rate drops this weekend and for the most part he has brought it back up on his own without any assistance from the Nurses. Nurse Heather is back today, Colton's primary, so I know he is happy about that. So are Seth and I! They are talking brain surgery to place his shunt as I type. We are probably looking at sometime this week or next depending on openings in the OR. They will have to put him back on the ventilator for the surgery because of the general anesthetic but the sooner they do the surgery the sooner we will get passed it.

March 4, 2008
The plan is for Colton to have shunt surgery next Tuesday, March 11, 2008. about it. A shunt is a tiny tube that is placed into one of the two larger ventricles. It attaches to another longer piece of tubing. This connection is behind the ear, under the skin. The longer tubing continues under the skin, down the neck and chest to the baby's abdomen where the fluid can be absorbed. I'm very nervous about this surgery but I know God is always watching out for my little boy.

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