Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Today Mikan had his echo-cardiogram and and brain ultrasound. We know the brain ultrasound revealed no blood vessel leaks, so this is good. The echo-cardiogram showed that the PDA (ductus) may still be an issue that he may start receiving medication for tomorrow (normal for 28-weekers).

His belly girth was extra large this morning. So they had an x-ray done to see what the problem was and check for infection. He was not infected, so they put a suction down his throat to remove air from this stomach. They also stopped his feeding to prevent further expansion. Then they gave him a second suppository to try and unplug him. This worked. He pooped for the first time today (meconium). It was very black and tar-like. It really stuck to his bottom. It seems like he would lose some weight after all that business.

We enjoyed lunch courtesy of Mary Ann. We were visited by Grandpa Kartje and Uncle Jar today also. Yesterday we had visitors: Granny Kartje, Uncle Ben, Rose, Cousin George and Monica.

Jenna has been feeling better. We finally were able to take a walk outside together and enjoy the nice weather.

Seeing other babies in the NICU who appear to be in worse shape than Mikan reminds us that we are fortunate to be in the situation we are in, despite the apparent severity of it.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers. We continue to take one day at a time.

1 comment:

LizDeMeyer said...

Mr. & Mrs. Gensic,
I'm happy that Mikan is going well. I couldn't be happier for you. I hope everything goes well and he's home where he belongs soon. Much love and prayers to you.