Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Doctor's Orders

Today we woke up to the best sound ever -- Jace cried! Yesterday he was pretty subdued throughout the entire process. This was a blessing yesterday because I don't think that I could have handled it emotionally if he cried every 45 minutes. Today he cried when he was hungry and had a poopy diaper. He is much more alert today -- such a good sign. We talked to the doctor this morning and he told us that everything is looking great. His sodium levels are coming down. The "normal" range for an infant his age is 137 - 146. Jace started at 155 yesterday and is down to 148. They will continue to test every two hours. When his levels get inside of the normal range they will take of his IV drip and see if he can regulate it on his own.

They want to keep him here for another 24 hours. Nothing seems to be growing with the infection scare, but they want to make sure before they release him.

I am so grateful for all of the medical advances they have made. I can't imagine going through this 100 years ago. It is likely that he wouldn't have survived child birth if he had come that long ago.

Okay enough typing -- time to go and cuddle my little peanut!


Lynsey said...

I'm glad to hear things are looking up. Keep us posted.

Jess and Jen said...

Good news! Glad things are going better today! -Jen

Joanie said...

Joe, Jen... what a scare! I'm glad that little Jace is doing better. I will keep him in my prayers.
Love you all so much,

Lyman and Kim said...

Looks like all the prayers are being answered! So happy that things are getting better! Keep up your cuddling with him as well because that is making a big difference too!

Real Mom, Real Life said...

Glad he is doing better!

Tink said...

That is great news Jen! I hope he continues to progress. Both Casey and Laura had similar things and Laura was under the lights for 30 days. I'm glad to hear things are getting better for your little guy. I'm sure you've also given him a priesthood blessing, which is a wonderful tool and comfort.