Well, it’s been over a week now since the craziness started. It’s amazing how fast things change, I’m glad I’m blogging all this here because there’s no way I’d be able to remember all the details.
Went in early to see T this morning. She woke up this morning with a really bad headache… the nurses have been asking her ever since she got there whether she was having headaches or any visual weirdness. Well, today was the day. Her blood pressure was way up (180/122) so they gave her a new, brown pill and a little tylenol. It took away her headache and knocked down her BP to 140/90… lower than it’s been for 4 or 5 days.
Unfortunately, the spike means the nurses are really leary about letting her out of bed long enough to go see Jade. But there are Doctors orders now to let her go at least 3 times a day so hopefully now that the new medication is having a positive effect, she can go see Jade later this afternoon.
Other than the BP Theresa is feeling better and better. Her stomach doesn’t hurt nearly as much anymore… still pretty sore when she gets up, but the swelling has gone down even more so that’s relieved a lot of pressure off the stitchs from the surgery.
She officially has elbows again and she can feel her ribs again and her legs are only about twice the size as they originally wear.. so all in all she’s looking and feeling much more like Theresa.
As for Jade… big news last night was her weight. 786g. 6 grams more than when she was born! Hooray! Apparently a bit of that is fluid from the new IV, but it’s still a great gain! So we know she’s growing nicely!
I also asked about the Ultrasound they took of her head and body on Tuesday and apparently it all came back fine. So that’s more encouragement. She doesn’t have any air in her belly anymore so we can really see her take breaths. It’s a little strange looking because she’s of course not really used to breathing so she’s pretty jerky and spastic sometimes. But I guess as long as she’s getting all the oxygen she needs it’s OK! 🙂
Oh ya… and along those lines, she’s been back down to normal air since last night and into today. So that’s great. The less oxygen the better!
I think that’s it for now!