She’s Got Bette Davis Eyes March 9, 2009Posted by Stella☆LunaC in Baby Talk.
Tags: Baby Rhonda Renee Ryan, NICU, peripheraly inserted central catheter, PICC
Baby Rhonda moment -by-moment:
This is the latest blog update I entered on Saturday, and haven’t hear anymore over the weekend. They say no news is good news but...
I don’t want to get too alarmed yet, but my heart is in my throat and I’m having difficulty concentrating on work, so here I am, begging your indulgence and prayers- please bear with me. I’m not a religious person, so anything you have to offer, BRING IT!
I txt’d CJ this AM and got a reply immediately:
#1: “Oops will have to call later”
#2: know more tonight, but the WORRY!”
to which I replied, “Is everything ok, now I WORRY”
I called her DH cell, but he’s not answering…
…..later that evening.
CJ is on the phone with me now~ Baby Girl is FINE now- it was a temporary transition from being taken off a rich oxygen mix, to a lower one and was a little wheezy this morning. They noted her heart rate was up a little, but the Dr. said it appeared to be a temporary side-effect of her beginning to breathe more regular on the less rich oxygen she was used to, and to be expected.
Daddy just returned my call ( I can’t sit still here, it’s drivin me nuts)
They removed the “PICC Line” (PICC: peripheraly inserted central catheter). Those are the tubes she had in her arm, just like Mommy had when they were sick with the infection and they were used in addition to the naval tubes for feedings. That was a big step and today she accepted her formula. They haven’t been able to hold her for 2 days, to let her rest from the stress of the procedures.
He told me something the Doctors remind them every day, it helps keep me in focus: we have to remember, she shouldn’t even be out of the womb, so anything she is doing is GIANT steps for her and the Doctors are still amazed.
WHOOHOO!!She’s up to 3 lbs 13 ounces and is scooting all over the incubator like a little fishie out of water, as we speak!
Christy says she is the only Mommy in the NICU who reads to her baby, is that kewl or what??
Mommy is tired, so we ended the call early, so she could go lay down and relax after a very stressful day.
The pictures say it all! Comments to follow~