Monthly Archives: November 2010

Surgery

Gabriel’s breathing has taken a beating this week. His lungs are becoming more wet, he’s requiring more oxygen, more support, his whole body is working hard, and he’s burning a lot of calories just to breath. On Tuesday, the doctor … Continue reading

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Knots

Gabriel’s stomach content is suctioned out and analyzed before he receives every feed. It’s a simple process to look at what and how his body is doing digestively as well as help remove air from his tummy. Last night before … Continue reading

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Term Party

Today is Gabriel’s due date. He is officially a term baby! He made a sound today that I haven’t heard from him before and he was more active and engaged than he has been. He is such a curious boy … Continue reading

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My Champ

Gabriel’s bilirubin level has almost dropped in HALF! This means that his liver is working just fine now; no need for a specialist or any testing. Praise God. Yesterday brought lots of good signs of progress. His Broviac line was … Continue reading

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Yellow Submarine

It’s time to worry, potentially. Gabriel’s direct bilirubin level (the reason why his liver is so sick) rose again, substantially. In fact, the doctor said he had to do a double take not only because the level rose so much, … Continue reading

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Two Months

Nine days after being switched to CPAP, Gabriel has made it to the high flow nasal cannula! This means that his lungs are continuing to improve, he has less air blowing into his nose, he doesn’t have to wear awful … Continue reading

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