Update 5/31/11 2:45 am

When I got there the nurse said Levi’s heart rate kept de-stat-ing (idk if it’s “stat” or “sat”) very low but even if she ran immediately in he was already back up to normal. It could be from too much fentanyl or from pain but she thinks it was pain because he would grimace, hold his breath and then de-stat.

He woke up when he heard us talking and was awake for the last 3 hours or however long I’ve been here. He didn’t de-stat once while I was holding him. He was squirmy and kept trying to pull out his tubes, which he had successfully done earlier today. Luckily he cant pull the IV. I can’t remember if I said this already or not but in surgery they put in a more permanent IV. It enters his skin near his heart and travels under his skin to his neck where it enters the artery and then goes into his heart.

He is clearly hungry which the nurse says is a good sign and he has some bowel sounds too which is days before expected! He’s a bit puffy from water retention but he’s back to a healthy baby color of pink instead of the sickly yellow he was the last few days. They are replacing potassium and sodium via IV because the “repogal” (sp?)
or stomach pump is getting a lot of fluid out.  I held him until he fell asleep. I’m back in our room now but if I can’t sleep I may go back
in a couple of hours.

This entry was posted in Discoveries. Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Update 5/31/11 2:45 am

  1. Rita Davis says:

    Prayers for Levi this morning!

  2. Jessie says:

    You’re such an amazing mommy Amanda! Make sure to take care of yourself and Josh so you can be 100% for Levi.

  3. Pro says:

    Sounds like Levi is feeling better…breaks my heart to hear that he’s in pain but it seems like you comfort him more than anything else. I agree with Jessie…continue taking good care of YOU too. Be strong, mama.

  4. Barbara says:

    Amanda you are doing amazing sweetie. Keep pressing closer to the Lord and each day he will give you exactly what you need. ((Hugs))

  5. Josh says:

    I believe it is desat, which is short for desaturated. He seems to do it every now and then just for a short amount of time, and the nurses always tell me that’s probably just the sensor because he is moving around. It would make sense though if it was pain because I certainly hold my breath when I’m in pain!

  6. Kellie says:

    Praying for you and your sweet Levi. Your strength is amazing! You are an amazing Mama!

  7. Phyllis Koenig says:

    Praying for you all. “What if a thousand sleepless nights is what it takes to know You’re near…” May the Lord encourage and strengthen you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *