Sunday, February 20, 2011

What THE What?

I think we are trapped! Mr. Gabe is much more himself. His lungs are clear today and his oxygen has been discontinued. He's playing happily between naps and eating well (I thought!) when he wakes. He is suffering from a nasty diaper rash, but that is typical for him when he is on antibiotics and wearing disposable diapers for an extended period of time. We were quite certain he'd be cleared for take off as soon as we saw the Dr. today.

The doctor stopped in briefly this AM and was encouraging about Gabe's progress and rather casually suggested he'd like to see him eat 2-3 more times before he left. Here we are four hours later and he just popped back in to check on Gabe's feedings. It would not be normal for him at home to eat 2-3 more times in that short period! Plus, he's a honkin' 21 lb. four month old. He doesn't need to eat that often. Anyway, he has decided that his feedings are not "impressive" enough and he needs to stay until he is eating more. In addition he wants him back on IV fluids.  The bummer of that is they had already taken out his IV lock and now they are putting in a new one.  Here we go again...

What the WHAT???
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11 comments:

  1. Ok, that really makes no sense. Strange. I will continue to pray for the little man!!

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  2. awwww Katie, that just made me want to cry!
    I'm sorry. Poor little Gabe, having to get that IV back in!
    I am praying for your family!

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  3. ugh!! That seems TOTALLY crazy!! SO sorry that you guys are still there and that poor Gabe had to have another IV!! Lots of prayers that you guys get to come home tomorrow (or at least get a new doctor!!)

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  4. GGgrr..I'm so sorry to hear this. I agree with you Katie..How many times do they expect your little kiddos to eat. Geez..not to mention, sometimes when your not feeling so hot your appetite is down a bit. Not lovin' that dr. right now!! Hang in there Katie. YOU and GABE are troopers!!

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  5. Ugh! I remember how frustrated it was in the NICU when I was nursing Almanzo and they wanted him to be getting a certain amount, so I had to weigh him after EVERY feeding. During one of his feedings, he fell asleep nursing and the nurse wanted to put a FEEDING TUBE in so he could be sure to get enough food. I was SO mad I agreed to give him a BOTTLE until the next feeding. Grr...sometimes doctors make me CRAZY! Praying for you, Katie, and hope you can get home safe and sound REALLY soon!

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  6. goodness! he looks really great! hopefully you will be home tomorrow!

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  7. He does look to be his spunky little self. Praying for your sanity and patience and his self resilience. Your 3 will be here tomorrow and my kids are thrilled! Love you friend!

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  8. poor little guy that is crazy!

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  9. How frustrating! Hang in there, Katie. Praying it will be over very soon.

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  10. First of all, I want to apologize for not seeing these posts sooner. I am a google follower, but I am not getting the updates. I'll have to look into that.

    Bummer that they had to put in another IV!

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Gabe & his Momma