Monday, March 8, 2010

Owen's bilirubin levels went back up to where they were when he was admitted. At 4pm they will be doing another ultrasound to check the blood flow in and around his liver to see if he might have a blood clot.  You can pray that Owen will stay asleep until they do the ultrasound.  He likes to nurse every hour and he isn't allowed to eat for 3 hours prior to the ultrasound.  They don't seem to know what is going on.  Hopefully they can figure it out quick so that it can be addressed and we can get out of here!!!  We still don't know if they will be doing his catherization or MRI during this stay.  I think they might be thinking now to just hold off for a bit.  Owen's oxygen saturation levels have been hanging out around 97%.  They don't know why they are all of a sudden up so high.  They usually hang out at about 79%-84%.  The fact that they are as high as they are is great.  Especially in a baby with unrepaired Tetrology of Fallot (his heart condition). 

Ian went back to work today.  He is working a couple hours a day.  He isn't able to get a sleep room here nor is he able to get a room at the Ronald McDonald House so he is going home every night.  I have been hanging out with Owen.  He is still a very happy baby.  Except when they are poking him for blood, a new IV or not letting him eat. 

Did I say I can't wait to get out of here with Owen? This sunshine doesn't help sitting in a hospital 24/7.  I am looking forward to summer!!  Atleast we have a window room.  We can see all the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Thanks for your continued prayers!



  1. ((HUGS)) thinking of you with thoughts and prayers... praying for a miracle.

    I know what stuffy hospital rooms look like/feel like - from the inside, looking out. ugh!!

    I just hope I helped, in some small way, to have turned your ugh into a hug -today.

  2. Thinking of you guys and praying often! We hope you get out of there soon! We love you!