Well, the title isn’t about Baby Jade today.. at least not the first part. I came home today to find poor Theresa all spotty and speckled. When she was in the hospital they gave her a Rubella immunization (Measles) because hers had apparently worn off. Well, looks like it gave her spots.. everywhere. Doctor said it’s not contagious because the shot they give you isn’t actually Measles… but she said it was probably better for her not to go see Jade while she still had the rash. Poor girl.
So I went to see Jade last night. Things were pretty good. The nurses got a few X-Rays done for her the past couple days because she had been breathing quite shallow and her blood work indicated she had low blood-gas (I think) They were looking for an infection or anything like that but didn’t find anything bad… just her lungs were still a little underdeveloped. So, they’ve put her on “high-flow” oxygen to make sure she gets enough (she was on “Low flow” before). She’s still breathing all on her own though. She has a few Apneas (stops breathing) everyday along with a few “Bradys” (heart rate drops below 100bpm.. usual rate is 140-170). That’s basically what keeps her in the hospital, once she is able to go a couple days without having an Apnea, and of course she can breast feed, then they’ll send her home.
She’s 932g eating 19ml of breast milk (or formula if they’re out of Moms milk) per feeding.
I changed her diaper last night.. I’m much better at it now I think… it didn’t look like she was wearing a toga when I was done. I rubbed a little olive oil on her skin where she had dry bits.
That’s about it.. I took a picture of her because she had her eyes open. But then I just went home to take care of T.
Talk to you soon!