Friday, January 18, 2013

Go away fluid!

This is what is draining out of Evelyn's chest:

She has two holes, one on each side of her small chest and two big tubes running into her chest, draining this yuckie fluid.  We are thankful that it has decreased and today they said it was down even more but it isn't good that more continues to come - where is it coming from? What is causing it?  How to get it to stop? These are questions that remain unanswered.  Thankfully, so far no milk has drained out and that is a really good thing, but baffles them further.  They are continuing to increase the amount of milk she receives and are now feeding her 8 times a day (!!!!) and increasing to 30cc's each feed.  They plan to increase that to 50-80cc's over the next few days.  This is great news! But I need prayers for my milk supply which is quite low and I'm not sure I'll be able to keep up with the growing amount of feedings.  Exclusively pumping with no baby around is hard on milk supply. Please join us in praying for fluid to stop, for some kind of answers, for complete healing and for milk to feed her growing appetite.

1 comment:

  1. I will be praying harder for this to stop. Praying for the medical team to figure out where it is coming from and why. Praising God your milk is not getting into the fluids. My love, Hugs and prayers continues to be with each of you with all of my heart...
    a. norma