Sunday, November 30, 2008

Getting Information

I got a call this afternoon from the neonatalogist that I like. She told me that Amelia is doing well and she explained quite a bit more on the apnea issue. Apparently it wasn't just a matter of stopping breathing. The first couple of days that she had these apnea episodes, the nurses had to "vigorously rouse her" to get her to start breathing again. In other words, she stopped breathing, turned color, and had to have significant help to start again. Kari (the neonatalogist) said that it's getting a lot better and that now she just needs a nudge to start breathing again. Yeah, she had another episode this morning. Kari wanted to assure me that it is getting better and that it probably means that she's growing out of it. Knowing that these episodes were so significant, I have no problem whatsoever in having her stay in the hospital as long as she needs. It's amazing how much better I feel about her care just having more information about her actual condition. I'm sure that they just didn't want to scare me and that's why they didn't tell me just how significant her episodes were. But I'm the kind of person who can't be comfortable if I don't understand the whole situation.
Anyway, she is actually doing better. I do still want her to come home, but I'm trying to be patient. In the meantime, I took a bunch more pics with my cell phone today...

6 comments:

nora.lakehurst said...

Yeah I would be just like you. Come home once you are well enough to not give me a heart attack in the middle of the night. Tru almost died at two months. It was so scary. Anyways she is so cute. SHe is sure getting chubby and its so stinkin cute. I love it.

nava_jo said...

Its amazing how a bit of information changes a situation. I'm glad you are more informed. It is less stressful that way.

Becca said...

Yeah. She looks like Felix. And Brent. And you.
SHE'S SO CUTE!
Has Fifi seen her yet?

CarrieAnne said...

You shouldn't have to beg for info about your kid.

Nerve. Touched.

GRRR!!!

Take notes on what they say so you can look at them later, write down the docs and what they tell you so you can look back at it and remember...and also so that you can know what questions to ask when you see them again.

(Yes, I am telling YOU what to do...because I'm not able to tell THEM what to do.) ;-)

Becca (PS....) said...

PS..... I remember having a dream about a little girl with dark-ish hair. I thought my dream was referring to Sarah's baby.... But now I know better. I HAD A DREAM ABOUT YOUR BABY! But maybe it's not that amazing, cause i think I already knew that your baby was going to be a girl before I went to sleep that night.

Beth said...

Great pictures! She's a doll!