We had another new neonatologist today--Dr. P. Really nice guy. He too is impressed by Lexi's progress. Her feedings were again increased while the TPN (nutrition) and lipids were decreased.
Dr. P said that Lexi's white blood cell count was up again and they don't know why. He will talk to the infectious disease doc for his input. One thing that Dr. P mentioned was that something they always have to consider, especially because is can be more prevalent with Downs, is leukemia. Hearing the word come out of a doctor's mouth when he's talking about your child, can really put your mind in a tailspin. But by no means do they think she has leukemia. Other counts that can be a sign of infection or trouble are okay. It's just something they have to consider. I won't be losing sleep over this, but now it'll always be in the back of my mind now. Because the increased white blood cell count can be a sign of infection, it's possible they will put Lexi on an antibiotic just as a precautionary measure, but they are glad to see that she looks good, seems comfortable. As Dr. P so nicely put it, "She's a star." Yes, she is.