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Monday, February 22, 2010

On the Up and Up

I was able to get some good sleep this morning.  I was assigned to a new doctor - the infectious disease guru of the hospital.  He said that my blood culturess were low and ordered a repeat culture.  Had the numbers come back at 7.5 or lower I would've had to have a blood transfusion.  Luckily the number came back at 7.6.  The new doctor put me on stronger antibiotic and requested that I have a ct scan to locate the souce of the infection which contains gram negative rods - a bacteria related to sepsis and e coli.  I had the scan at 10 p.m. and the results will be back in the morning.  We are hoping for good news.  My visit to the NICU today was postponed, but I will  get to go this morning at around 8.  They will not allow you to go unless you have been fever free for 24 hours.  Tim is still bringing me pictures and video so I feel connected.  The babies are doing excellent!  They are eating, pooping, and breathing on their own with very minimal assistance.  Tim and I will both get to hold them tomorrow - I can't wait!!!!  Parenthood has definitely been bumpy, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.  We have been blessed beyond measure!  Two of my very dear friends Lindsy and Kate came to visit me today.  It was so great to see them.  Kate and her mom brought us some necessities for the nursery such as a Diaper Genie, diapers, wipes, and premie outfits.  I definitely can't wait to get home and start setting up their room!  We did order their bedding this morning, so hopefully that will be here pretty soon.  I will definitely let you know how my visit goes in the morning,