Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Percutaneous Line

This afternoon the doctor told us that he is increasing Ellie's colostrum intake from 1 cc every 12 hours to 1 cc every 6 hours. Right now she's getting a good diet through the feeding tubes, and they're gradually going to increase her intake of colustrum and then milk. The small amoutn she's getting right now will coat her little intestines so that she can begin building the immunity that is so important for her little development.

When Kit went to take my colostrum to the NICU earlier tonight, they were in the process of trying to place Elise's percutaneous line in her leg. We walked down there a bit ago (just before shift change so that I could practice my walking behind the wheelchair rather than just riding in it the whole way) to see her briefly. Unfortunately, they weren't able to place the line, a problem that is apparently quite common. The nurse said that someone will most likely try again during the night shift.

Please pray that they will be able to place the line because it can be used for much longer than the tubes she currently has going into her umbilical cord.

1 comment:

Becca said...

I found your blog through Kelly's Korner. Please know that my heart is with you and your family. I hope and pray that there are no further complications with Elise. She is absolutely beautiful!