Today the new plan was approved by the team and they are now giving Gabe the new diuretic, Bumex in conjunction with his Lasix. So now, he is getting a diuretic every six hours. They also switched to the Albumen instead of the FFP. Gabe was looking a tad bit skinnier this morning and you could see it in his little lips, nose and left eye. However, after lunch today he was looking a little more puffy and they said that it could take a little bit of time before the new med kick starts his kidneys to produce more. We will keep our fingers crossed. Nurse "A" did a wonderful job keeping an eye on little man and she kept the plan running smoothly all day. Thank you nurse "A". Tonight, nurse "S" said she won't let Gabe get out of hand and we have all the faith in the world that Gabe is going to be just fine tonight. Hopefully we will come in tomorrow to find that Gabe will have gotten skinnier over night.
Shannon and I always feel butterflies in our stomach when we walk down that hallway to see our son, unsure of what we will find. This is becoming increasingly difficult over time and wears on us both. We feel this anytime we leave the NICU, even if for only a few hours. Tonight nurse "S" turned Gabe and it is always hard to watch because we never know how well he will handle it. No matter how many crazy things Gabe has gone through, watching his numbers fall is always hard for us to watch. It seems to just slowly chip away at our nerves and hearts.
Doctor "A" said this morning that she wants to see Gabe down in the operating room on Wednesday. Hopefully Gabe will cooperate and he will have a quit weekend with no hiccups. Thank you for all your prayers.