Monday, January 5, 2009

Milk stopped, pee started.

Nicholas didn't tolerate the feeds yesterday so they stopped them and will restart tomorrow. They said it is typical for it to take a few times before they start digesting. Nick's stomach has been empty his whole life and just needs to get used to the milk so hopefully in a few days the milk will digest. He will have an ultrasound of his abdomen tomorrow because they are concerned about his liver. He has jaundice of the liver but this is not the same jaundice that he had as a newborn. This one is caused by not eating. His x-rays still look good and he is still stooling so everything seems to be working.

He is still on a dose of Lasix every 6 hours and it seems to have started to work. His urine output increased over night and was good this morning and afternoon. He was also put back on the Dopamine this morning to increase his blood pressure to help his kidneys push the urine out.

Dr. Amarnath tapped his reservoir today and didn't get any fluid. This is a good thing. They will do an ultrasound of his brain tomorrow and determine how often they are going to tap his head.

His breathing has been stable. He is still on the oscillator and they will move him to the ventilator once he gets rid of all the excess fluid.

He is still very swollen but seems to be moving in the right direction. The main concern right now is the fluid and then feeding.


  1. Thanks, Corinne, for keeping us up-to-date on Nicholas' progress. Know that we are keeping all of you in our prayers.

    Anita and Bob

  2. What a sweet fella! Hope that milk sits well with him today!!!

  3. Corinne--You and Mark seem to be the best medicine for Nicholas, so comforting and patient as he gets used to the world he entered so early. God bless all!

    Donna Carroll