Saturday, January 20, 2007

Good Days and Bad Days

Every time we mention that we hope Noah's condition continues to go well, the nurses respond with, "he'll have good days and bad days." We believe he will have more good than bad. So far, he has.

Now he is connected to a ventilator to help him breath. His heart rate, oxygen level, blood sugar, and everything else imaginable are monitored. He only needs a little help to breath. The doctor even thinks the tube may be removed tomorrow and replaced with a tube in his nose to help him breath. His heart rate is usually good, with a few drops every now and then. They call it a "brady," which is short for bradycardia. Noah's blood sugar is a little high sometimes, but as of now it is going back down. He was under a blue light for his jaundice, but they were able to take that off today.

Last Wednesday the doctor informed us that he has a grade 4 bleed or IVH(Intraventricular hemorrhage) on the right side of his brain. She was thankful that it was only on the right side. There's nothing they can do about it now, except to monitor it. If the condition gets worse, they could treat it. It could eventually cause hearing, vision, or another type of learning problem. The doctor said that it could be reabsorbed and just go away. So, they're going to do a scan next week.

We are thankful for all that God has done so far and pray that Noah will continue to grow and be strong with little complications.

1 comment:

Cath said...

Praying that the IVH resolves itself.
We had the news that Coreys had on Christmas day 2003 so that was the best present ever!