So, kind of a lot of no news today. Jane saw:
- a pulmonary specialist,
- an infectious disease specialist,
- an opthalmologist; and
- her usual coterie of attendings, residents, med students, nurse practitioners and nurses.
The only one who had anything new to contribute was the infectious disease specialist who suggested that she be given an extra three days' worth of antibiotics. Just in case.
Okay, and thanks for stopping by!
Jane's still on the jet. Her lungs looked a little better this morning, but aren't behaving any better. The areas of collapse are more expanded, the areas of hyperinflation are less expanded. But she's still on high oxygen (the lowest she got during the day today was 90%). So, a mixed result. They're not going to mess with her settings and see where she goes. They might put her on another three day short burst of steroids next week, but they'd rather not if they can avoid it.
Hmm. What else? This morning she weighed 1730 grams, which is 10 grams shy of doubling her birth weight. But a lot of that is probably fluid, so she'll probably get another diuretic soon.
The opthalmologist's visit was just to get her baseline. All he saw was prematurity in his exam today, which is actually excellent, in fact as good as they could hope for since there was a chance there might already be some damage from the amount of oxygen she's been getting. Her next exam is in ten days, and they'll continue to check her eyes every week or two weeks for as long as she's in the ICN.
And that's pretty much it. It's 8:30 and I am ready for bed.