|5/31/13 - Baby's 1st set back
Today, baby Joey is 2wks old! He was doing great all week with his feedings and gaining weight. But, this morning the NICU called me. I freak out whenever I see the hospitals phone number show up on my cell. They said he had some blood in his stool. He might have an infection in his bowel called NEC. It's a common complication in preemies. They did an xray and are waiting for the test results of a culture which takes 3 days. They are treating him on antibiotics just in case. Since his bowel is inflammed, they need to let it rest. This means no food for my baby. Only IV until the test results come back. If all is negative he can begin feeding again. If its positive he will remain on antibiotics and IV for possibly 2wks to rest the colon. He seems ready for the bottle too. He was so adorable today as he was trying to eat the receiving blanket. Hopefully, when he begins eating again he will go on bottle instead of tube in throat.
He also needed a blood transfusion today. His blood count was low and he was anemic since birth. This should hopefully be the first and last blood transfusion for him.
I started taking my percecets again today. I feel so much better when my back doesn't hurt! I cannot believe how awful I can feel with an achy back.
So for now, its prayers for little Joey tonight!