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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

In yesterday's post, I said we'd be out of here in a day or two. Then, almost immediately after I posted, blood started coming out of her g-tube and, a few hours later, her hemoglobin levels dropped significantly! Hello?!?!?

Anyway, the blood thing is being blamed on the daily aspirin she takes (prescribed by her cardiologist after the ASD closure), so they're giving her additional meds to keep her stomach lining in tact.

While the doctor is considering a blood transfusion, I think they'll try a multi-vitamin drop with iron first to get those hemoglobin levels back up.

I talked with the doctor about bringing her home, and she said that if I think she's at her baseline now (her "normal" activity level) then, assuming no more blood comes out or anything, we can set tomorrow as a her discharge day. So that's the plan for now...

I'm so bored with writing all of this hospital stuff!!!! I want to post about books I've been reading and our Christmas decorations and Caroline's first haircut (that was on deck this last weekend because she desperately needs something done :) and apple cider recipes and all sorts of triviality!!

That's all I want (well, not all I want - Christmas wish list available upon request:).

2 comments:

  1. You are two are such wonderful parents! I hope that your Christmas holiday will be less stressful :)Have a great day!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  2. Uncle Phil & I have been gone for a couple of weeks--that's why you haven't "heard" from me lately. I was sorry to hear of Caroline's recent hospitalization. We are praying she will be able to go home soon and you can get on with your Christmas preparations. Do you have an ipod? Listening to some Christmas music might help even while your sitting by her bedside! Love you all,
    Aunt Kris

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