big update

so as you can see below…i have posted alot of new pictures of alex

I did them all today but dated them as the days the pictures were taken. A lot has happened in the last few days and they all seem to have run together so I figured one large update post would do.

Sunday–HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANNY MAW-MAW!! Alex was put on full strength feeds via the NG tube in his nose. He seems to be doing well with that which is great! However…Alex is running a very high fever (103.6) so they have taken blood cultures from both of his lines and also from his arm. They have started him on two antibiotics (vanc and gent) to block or begin treating any new infections. IV team also came and changed the dressing on his PICC line in his arm because of the bleeding. Tyler and I went to Target today…it was fun but we got SOOO lost.

Saturday–Alex is doing well today. He is very happy to see his grammie and uncle ty. His PICC line is bleeding a lot but they have put a pressure dressing on it and that has seemed to help. We have increased the rate he is receiving his feeds. He is now getting 75mls(2.5ozs) 75% strength feeds at 65mls an hour every 3 hours.

Friday–Alex is doing great!! They have stopped the TPN and he is just getting his lipids(fats) and his formula via the tube.

Thursday–Not much happened today. Alex has thrush in his mouth and esophagus. He is being treated with Niastatin.

Wednesday–Alex had surgery for his PICC line today. It went well and there was no initail bleeding. It did begin bleeding some once we got upstairs and the nurse applied a pressure dressing.

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3 responses to “big update

  1. Miss Sam and Baby Alex – Just wanted to give a shout out that we’re thinking about you. LOVED the pumpkin pix and GO SKINS! All our love, Tam, Tom, Lindsay & Lucas

  2. Thanks for the wonderful pictures, he is SOOO cute. Keep the updates coming, they mean the world to us. We love Sami and Alex

  3. WHAT A CUTIE PIE………….. Thanks for making my BIRTHDAY a little HAPPIER, I WAS SO SAD WITHOUT YOU AND MOMMY HERE WITH ME…………… THANKS FOR MAKING SURE THAT I HAD A CAKE AND A GOOD DINNER, WE WILL HAVE A BIG PARTY WHEN YOU HOME, I LOVE AND MISS YOU BOTH ALOT,AND I WILL SEE YOU SOON.

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