Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Two Days Old...
Hayden is not quite two days old yet, but will be here in a few hours.
I thought we'd get to go home today but it looks like it might be tomorrow, at the earliest. Hayden's billy ruben count is a tad high, but still well under the mark of real concern. They just want to be sure it doesn't elevate even more, so he has started the photo-light therapy thing.
The blood culture that they took on Sunday after his birth to test for infection is not complete until 48hrs after it was taken. It has remained negative for infection so far, and the doctor anticipates Hayden coming off the antibiotic IV tonight at around 8pm. Which, I can't wait for him to get that needle out of his arm. They had to move it early this morning because it was becoming irritated, so they had to move it to the other arm. Poor guy.
I'm doing great and could probably be discharged today if he were going to be, but since he's not, they're not really discussing me going home yet. It's common for C-section mom's to stay 3 and sometimes 4 nights. I only stayed 2 with Jordan because we were both ready to go. But as long as they'll let me stay with him I will.
I hope we both get to go tomorrow. I was really disappointed this morning when they brought him into the room only to tell me he was only out for a feeding. But it's better than not being out at all I guess. He's not feeding real great right now, let's just say he feeds well when he wants to. Otherwise, he sleeps. I have tried to wake him up SEVERAL times to eat to no avail. The doctor isn't worried and says it's a good sleepy and he's doing okay.
I have no real other news to report. I do have new photos and videos.
Some of you saw the video I had up the other day, but I wasn't aware it was working properly before I took it down, because I couldn't get it to play. Anyway, here's a few more photos and videos. Let me know if the videos work or not....so I just have one up for now.