Still has the lamp on, but she did have 2 poopy diapers today, which will help break down the bilirubin. Praise! Hoping maybe in the next day or 2 we can get rid of the lamp...and the shades. :) They did need to give her platelets today by transfusion, but they say this can also help break down the bilirubin, which is good.
She is still having wet diapers, which is great...and her electrolytes have still been good. Praise!
Chest xray was better this morning than yesterday morning. Praise! Still needs to continue to improve, but on it's way.
And she looked better today. Less swelling. Praise! So hoping this continues so she can get rid of all the pressure on her little body...and oh, she lost 13 oz the past 24 hours!! Praise! This sounds backwards from what u would want with a newborn, but we want all that edema gone!! It will be so neat to see our baby girl without all that fluid.--She will look so much different; her poor little ears have been folded over bc of the fluid on her head, so it will be great to see her without this. And I'm so curious to see what she will weigh when all that fluid is gone.
We are still monitoring her kidneys and her heart, as well, but so far, so good.
Thank you SO much for the prayers!! They r making a difference and helping our sweet Avelyn. May God receive all the glory!!
It was a good day for our first full day not being at the hospital all day. Hope the progress continues so we can bring Ave home with us SOON!! :)
Love and hugs to u all! God Bless...