Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Just pull that orange tube...

I didn't even notice that Sara had nothing on her face this morning until Shannon asked me about it. The nurse walked over and said, "she made a noise this morning and I walked over to find her holding up the feeding tube she had just pulled out as if to say 'here, I don't need this.'" Since she is taking all 8 bottles a day, they just went ahead and left it out.

And then what happens? We visit in the evening and apparently Sara passed along the information to Adam. Pssstt...pull on that orange thing and maybe they'll just leave it out. Unfortunately for Adam, he isn't quite ready for that stage so after he pulled his out, they reinserted into his nose. Hopefully that will help him have better suction while drinking his bottles.

Sara did try her first car bed test last night and failed in 15 minutes. Those pop quizzes are hard. No one told her study and Madelon had gone home so she had no study partner! The nurse indicated that is typical they fail the first time because it is so different laying in a flat position that they aren't used to it. Steps were taken to adjust her crib to a flat position to prepare her not only for her next test in 48 hours but for her at home crib, as well.

3 comments:

Pam said...

Ok, I am stupid! How did she fail it? Pam

JoLynn said...

She has to lay in the car bed strapped in for 1 1/2 hours while hooked up to a home monitor. This tracks her heart rate, respirations, and oxygen in the blood. If she has a bradycardia (heart rate drops below 120)while in the bed or her oxygen saturation drops, that is considered a failed test. It would also be a sign that her body is under stress while traveling in a car.

Sharon H. said...

Hi guys- its Sharon, Madelon's mom

Third time is a charm? It worked for Madelon!