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I am so frustrated. I started ttc in 2007, and I still haven't brought a baby home. Every time Grant hits a roadblock I am afraid I'll lose him too. I thought that once he was born things would be okay, but that's not what happened. Sigh.
Grant was supposed to come home today. But this morning one of the NICU doctors called. NICU nurses call, but when she identified herself as a doctor, I knew he wasn't coming home today.
Apparently he de-satted (had his oxygen levels dip) a lot last night. During the carseat test he hit 79, though they re-did it and he was fine. But he needs to be above 92 and he was hanging around 91 a lot. They think it was caused by reflux. He had high stomach acidity early on when he was on TPN (IV nutrition like Auntie Monica instead of eating), so they put him on Prevacid for a little while, and took him off a few days ago because he was doing so well with feeds (he is a little piggy!!!). But I guess he still needed it, because reflux somehow caused him to de-sat (not being a doctor I'm not clear on how that works).
So they put him back on the Prevacid, which must taste great because boy does he love it. We are hoping he comes home tomorrow, but even that isn't sure - he de-satted a few times earlier tonight. If he continues, he'll need a chest x-ray. My poor little guy, so many tests
However, I just called the NICU, and between then and now (8pm and 10pm) he hasn't de-satted once.
So please pray for my little man that Prevacid is the solution and he can come home tomorrow!
He'll be home tomorrow, he's a tough one. And just precious. soon enough, this will all seem so distant. The months fly by, they don't stay babies long. You'll be enjoying the sleepless nights and making bottles for everyone who walks in the door instead of offering them a drink.....don't laugh...it happens...LOL.
From one NICU mom to another --- the only thing that comforted me during the month Julia was there was to keep reminding myself that she was in the hands of the most capable group of people possible to care for her, and they wouldn't send her home until they ALL felt, by 1000%, she was ready to be home.
I know that's not what you want to hear right now because you want Grant home, but just trust in that. He'll be home before you know it.
Thank you to Jaidynsmum for my beautiful siggie!
I'm Barb, Mom to Angel on Earth Julia Rose (7*22*08), her twin brother Angel in Heaven Noah (7*22*08), and rainbow baby Sydney Noelle (12*4*09).
*a special 'thank you' to all the blinkie creators for their talents*