It’s been another good day. Almost as good as the weather out here! WOW has it been warm and sunny… I have to keep on top of all this plant watering too!
When I went in today I was stunned to see the Real Theresa smiling up at me from bed. She has cheekbones and wrists and fingers again! YAY! So things are going pretty well on that front. She’s still got a long way to go before she’s gotten rid of all the water she’s got stored in her… but progress is definitely happening.
Dr. Stubbs, the Dr. who was on duty for Theresa when she had Jade on Monday came in today and was apparently horrified to find out that the nurses and other doctors weren’t letting Theresa see Jade while she had high BP. *Balderdash!* she said… Theresa should be seeing Jade at LEAST 3 times a day she proclaimed! What better way to lower a mothers blood pressure??
So as of now, Theresa will be allowed to hop in a wheelchair and go see Jade after every dose of BP medication she gets (3 times/day). No matter what her BP is doing. And if her BP is good… she can see Jade as much as she wants.
I like this doctor.
Jade is doing well today too. She had a few new things to deal with though, poor girl, life would be so much easier for her inside her mommy. The bili-lights have been taken away… so that’s good. Now though she has a little tube down her throat and into her belly. Apparently she was swallowing some air from the little CPAP on her nose… so they wanted to make sure that air got out of there… then they would start feeding her!
She also now has what looks like a little cast on her arm. I’ll take a picture tonight, but it’s for her new IV. They took one out that was in her bellybutton/umbilical because those often get infected and put this new one in her arm. Apparently they can stay there for weeks and not get infected or disrupt the baby in any way. So I guess it’s all good. But now she looks like she just fell off her bike!
I’ll be back later with more pictures.