We Are Walking in Honor of Briella. Please Help Us Meet Our Goal.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Oh, The Ups & Downs

Today has been one of those days that makes you see the power of prayer. The doctor came in to talk to Brian and I about how Briella is doing. He said they are going to chalk up Briella's fever to her new isolette malfunctioning. He said that the temperature the bed was reading must not have been the actual temp inside the bed. That it was too hot inside and it made Briella hot. The doctor believes that her high lymphocytes, extra spit up and loose stool were all just separate random unrelated events. He also showed us her brain ultrasounds from Nov 5th when we were first told about the white spots that meant possible brain injury. We compared it to her ultrasound yesterday and..........THERE ARE NO WHITE SPOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! He isn't sure what it was, but it wasn't scar tissue because that doesn't just go away. Incredible news! And even more exciting is she now weighs 1247 grams= 2 pounds 12 ounces! We are working our way up to 3 pounds!!!!!!

Doc said that they consider 32 weeks to be the hump that once they cross they are not so concerned on life threatening problems. They would consider her more a feeder/grower. She would be just hanging out, eating and gaining weight so that she can get strong enough to come home. With that being said, we were also told that Briella was just born the wrong time of year. It is so very important that we, or her staff caring for her, cannot bring ANYTHING in to her. Not a cold, not a virus, not strep throat. I say strep because our oldest daughter Aubrey (6) gets strep multiple times a winter and has it now. So it's going to be hard to stay home when we have a runny nose or a cough, but that's what we have to do to keep Briella alive and healthy.  Hand washing is so important to our family. Aubrey now is allowed to keep a bottle of Purell at her desk at school so she doesn't have to make a ton of trips to the bathroom to wash her hands. We have a bottle of Purell in every room of the house and we practice the same foam procedures at home as we do at the hospital.

Also, Briella has moved up AGAIN to the next size of diapers. We are now out of the medical supply sized diapers and into Pampers preemie!! Her diapers were so small only medical supply companies made them.
Thank you so much for all of your prayers last night. I believe that is what got Briella through this. Briella's army :)

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1 comment:

  1. Briella is more beautiful with each passing post. Continued prayers for you and your family as she grows stronger and stronger! Thank you for sharing your story with all of us!


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