Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A very quick update because I wanna go to bed...

Lexi got an OT and PT eval today. Hopefully they will be able to make some suggestions, such as exercises Lexi can get that will increase her energy level since she sleeps so much and can be somewhat lethargic. Dr. M said today, "feeding is obviously a concern" which surprised me because I thought she was doing pretty well. I think his concern is her lack of energy, difficulty staying awake for feedings. Although today she did pretty well (I think). Dr. M is referring her for Speech therapy tomorrow. Seems weird for a 3 week old to get speech therapy.

Dr. M is also a bit concerned about her jaundice. While I think the direct biliruben count improved when she started feeding, apparently the count has recently worsened. It wasn't surprising that is would worsen back when she wasn't getting breast milk, but is a bit strange that now that she's eating and is off the TPN (nutrition), that it would be a bit worse. The nurse took a urine sample from Lexi and tomorrow they will do an ultrasound of her liver to make sure everything is okay, and if it is, they will start her on a medication to help the jaundice.


1 comment:

  1. Hang in there, sweetie, and keep your eye on the prize-all 5 of you home together. Sounds like they're being thorough.