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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pulmonary is managing

Cardiology, and every other department, has completed their rounds.  When he heard her name, Dr. Mott said (in a loud voice that carried all the way in here), “but she went home.”  Yes, we did.  Oh well.  I think a lot of people assumed that once her heart was repaired all would be well.  Not so.   Anyway, the fellow told her little team that pulmonary is managing her case and they are support if needed.  Yeah, music to my ears.   Her heart should not be complicating this visit. 

The pulmonologist feels, as one of our cardiology fellows did, that her little choking spells are her aspirating.  I told him about the reflux test that we did on March 2nd.  He still feels like that is part of the problem so we are back on Zantac.  And happy news – they have decided to allow her to eat again!  This makes one little 5 kilo baby girl a happy camper!  They are doing continuous drip versus bolus feeds to help alleviate any aspiration that might be occurring.

I have had wonderful doctors so far.  They have all listened to me!  Yeah!  At the beginning of next week, after we have recovered from this latest wet lung episode, we are going to a CT scan of Bella’s lungs.  The doctor wants to make sure that they get a very good picture of her lungs.  Sounds good to me.  Find the problem and fix it!  Then my baby can go home and live her life!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The whole time you were there last time they kept a file labeled "bella's mama"...knows what she is doing, listen to here...keep baby happy mamma happy...sound bout right?

Anonymous said...

The whole time you were there last time they kept a file labeled "bella's mama"...knows what she is doing, listen to here...keep baby happy mamma happy...sound bout right?

maniamam said...

Yeah your not on 15. Youth conference was awsome. I'll tell you about it later.

Kristin said...

I'm sorry to hear you're already back at the hospital. I hope they figure some more things out so she can stay home for good...SOON! You're all in my thoughts and prayers.