Friday, March 21, 2008

Great Night :)

The resident came to check Charlie this morning and I told him he had a great night and he even slept through 2 feedings without discomfort. (I know it’s confusing) Coop slept so well that he didn't even wake up much during the multiple suctioning throughout the night. His blood pressure was too low (80/35) at 8:00am to give clonadine and he has remained calm up until now. He is starting to sound "gunky" again so I'm really hoping he isn't getting another bug right before surgery. Colby, the resident, said the blood work came back fine, but the ph-level was confusing because it came back as 0. The value is a logarithm so according to Colby it is unlikely to get a 0 value. He will research it to see if it is a real value or an error on the test. The normal gastric level range should be 1-2 so 0 would be very acidic. Charlie has only had one wet diaper and one urine sample in the last 24 hours so he will be getting some IV fluid in addition to his scheduled "maintenance fluids"

4 comments:

The Reeds said...

Hi!!! My name is Maria. I just wanted to drop a line to let you know how much your little Charlie has touch my heart. Since yestarday that I saw your site for the first time I haven't stop thinking about him and about the wonderful parents he has. Since yestarday Charlie is in our prayers and we really want him to get well soon. ;-)

Roxey said...

Why do they think he's not having wet diapers? I'm happy about the good night--here's to a good day!!

whitney said...

Coop just wants to keep everyone hopping. I hope things get figured out.

Charlie Cooper said...

Yesterday they thought he was dehydrated due to sweating so much but he has been really calm today so they aren't sure. Since giving extra fluids he has had 2 wet diapers