Friday, July 17, 2009

Waiting for News

The resident on duty came to see Bridgette about 1:30 a.m. and said her belly was pretty distended. This was no particular surprise. We started pumping Bridgette's stomach again around 2 a.m. and her bile output is extremely dark green and continues to increase as the morning marches on. This morning they emptied 135 ml after just a couple of hours of collection. The nurses are also worried and have ordered an X-ray to see if we have a new intestinal block. We're also waiting for the surgery team to do their rounds. Until those two things occur, there's not a lot for us to do but wait and watch her pump do its work.

Baby is resting fitfully, and she's pretty shaky and weak. At this point she hasn't eaten since last Sunday, and her body continues to take a lot of other hits too. She's been here long enough now to fear doctors and nurses, and when they come in the room her heart rate skyrockets and she cries whenever they touch her, even if they're not actually hurting her.

6 comments:

Chelsea said...

Poor babs. We're waiting for news too and hoping and praying.

Jennie said...

We are praying too! Hang in there little girl! you are a trooper.

Joy said...

Hope that they can help her feel better. Praying that everything will work out soon.

Tammy and Alvin said...

We are thinking of you throughout the day and await your updates. We love you and pray that you will find comfort and peace as you wait for more information.

jolea said...

It is kind of crazy how much love you can feel for a little person you hardly know, but I have known and loved her mama for a long time....praying for the best-
Love Jolea

Rosemary T said...

Still praying for you all.
-RT