Thursday, August 19, 2010

4 weeks old!

Ruth is doing very well, has grown a lot this past week and is ready to come home! 4 weeks since her birth today, she is currently 35 weeks 4 days, in gestational age.

Since her last update:

They removed her ng tube on Tuesday, and she hasn't looked back!  She has been a champion feeder ever since, gaining weight and eating lots!  She is now up to 5 lb 5.5 oz!

Wednesday morning the doctors came by during their rounds and said, lets get Ruth outta here!  So everything was set in motion for discharge Thursday morning, appointments were made, I brought her car seat up for her "car seat test", vitamins were called into the pharmacy, etc, etc.  Around 5 pm that evening, our resident came by and said the urine culture we sent off two days prior came back positive for bacteria.  So...  no more discharge.  She showed no signs of being sick, besides cloudy urine.  Since she is so little, and since UTI's can lead to kidney infections, the doctors decided it was best to place her on IV antibiotics for a few days.   I am SO grateful this infection was caught before I brough her home, but it was really hard not to be disappointed.  The current "plan" is to continue her IV antibiotics, switching to oral on Saturday, and possibly discharge on Sunday!  I am trying really hard not to hang too much hope in that, since I was so crushed before when it didn't work out. Although (hint hint), it would be REALLY nice not to spend my 30th birthday in a hospital!!

The VCUG is now scheduled for Tuesday, and if all goes according to "plan", Ruth and I will be on a plane back to Texas on Wednesday!!

Thank you everyone for your continued prayers.


VIDEO: Ruth @ 4 weeks old