He has taken a little step backwards regarding breast feeding, but he has accepted the bottle. Dr says that he is eating good, but we need to get him eating better. This is easier said than done, but we are working on mastering the project.
Each morning in the NICU they do what is called "Rounds". This is a meeting with the parents of the child and the staff assisting that day. We discuss test results, progress, concerns and answer questions.
This morning during rounds we found that Sam's bilirubin is lower, but not low enough to take him out of the bili bed. His electrolytes are at a much better level, and his weight is dropping.(which is what they are wanting due to the amount of fluids he has been transfused with) We haven't received test results regarding infection so we are keeping him on anti-biotics until we know. They have placed a hep-lock in his scalp to use for his doses.
His platelets have dropped again. After the last transfusion they were at a 150k and now they are at 81k. They will do another CBC in the morning, and do another transfusion if it drops below 30k. We are desperately trying to find out the cause for this disorder, and we are hoping to get some pretty imperative information back later today.
Matt and I are still in awe at how wonderful this little man is. We are so lucky to his parents, and it means so much to us that Heavenly Father trusted us with his care.
We love you Sam.