The New Adventure

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Continuing Delays

So, the delays continue. Boo.

Went to see Molly at the NICU again this afternoon. First, the good news. She has now been able to fully regulate her temperature on her own so she was moved into a bassinet today instead of the warming beds. She also attempted to breastfeed this afternoon with some limited success.

Now, the not so good news. The doctor over the NICU this week, Dr. Blake, has determined that she needs to stay with them for a few more days. She's off all antibiotics and should be off her IV entirely by now but she had a bradycardia incident late Sunday night that he want's to make sure doesn't reoccur before she gets to go home. So, because of that, the earliest that Molly gets to leave the NICU is on Thursday. Happy Turkey Day!

We also got a visit from Dr. Parsons, the pediatric cardiologist on call this week. Molly has a bit of an early heartbeat from time to time. These are called PVC's. Now, it's not a significant issue but it's yet another thing that needs to be checked and tracked.

McKenzie had a pretty boring day. She got to hang out with us this morning and then grandma this afternoon. We got a call from Dr. Jeanie's office that we have an appointment with the neuro-specialist Dr. Oakes in Birmingham but they didn't tell us what the date was. Guess we'll need to call them back and get that.

Random quote of the day: on the way home from the hospital, I saw a billboard that said "Beat the Bottle". It's on Amnicola and is an ad for alcohol addiction recovery. I said it out loud and then said that if you beat the bottle, I bet it would break. Lindsey then said..."Well, I bet it wouldn't break if you beat it with a q-tip!"

It was a lot funnier in person.


We had visits tonight from our friend Julie who brought us some great outfits for the girls. I'll get a picture posted soon. Also, uncle Michael and aunt Liza stopped by.  We almost got Liza to try a poopy diaper change but she didn't quite come through for us. Oh well! My grandparents stopped by this afternoon and spent some quality time with McKenzie and my mother-in-law. They also brought some great meatball soup. Thanks! 

Also, big thanks to KW Downtown for the post-baby Baby Shower and Thanksgiving Lunch. Lindsey and I had a great time and appreciate the card, cake, and cash!

No pictures today. Nobody did anything cute other than me and I don't like taking pictures of myself.

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Blogger JamieC said...

That was funny... beat it with a q-tip? Lindsey, how did you think of that???? You all are in my thought and prayers. I'll see you tomorrow!!!

November 26, 2008 at 8:38 AM  

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