Lots happened after I wrote this morning. The doctor had said it would be a boring day for Cohen.....we should all have known better than to say that. There is never a dull moment in the NICU. Right after the rounds, a bloodwork culture came back showing a staff infection. Now, this is possibly just a contamination, since the baby across the hall was positive too. They think the person that took the cultures originally might have touched both tubes. Even so, they had to re-draw blood and get an IV to give him antibiotics, just in case. This was an ordeal. No one could get him stuck, so they had to have several people come and try. He got so upset. It was awful. He had already been mad about getting a bath, and the blood sticks put him over the edge. He had 3 bad spells after this.....his heartrate dropped really low each time. They ended up putting him back on 3 liters of flow on the vapotherm. He had been down on 2 liters for almost 2 weeks, so we are disappointed to go back up to 3. Hopefully this will just be temporary. We won't know for 24 hours from the draw if he really has staff. Please pray that this is just a contaminate. Cohen does not need any further complications.
You would think after 75 days in the NICU we would be used to the ups and downs! We are concentrating on all the improvements Cohen is making and hope he can continue to overcome and grow. I hope everyone has had a great weekend and is ready for Monday!