NEC update

Sam has it. We’re beyond lucky he had the replogal in because it allowed us to see something was wrong almost immediately.

The pediatric surgeons and GI doctors have all been briefed with the latest. Again, we’re lucky. It’s not a surgical issue yet, hopefully never will be.

He’s on his 4th platelet transfusion; his body can’t keep up while he’s fighting this. They’re most likely putting in another PICC line to get him the fluids and medications he needs.

We’re thankful right now, but we’re constantly reminded about how life threatening NEC is and can be. Babies who are just days away from discharge have gotten it and died. I’m thankful my favorite nurses are here today/tonight and all weekend. We need the best people caring for him.

We’ll get through it. Just a few steps back.

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10 thoughts on “NEC update

  1. Cathy says:

    Gosh I cannot even begin to imagine the ups & downs parents face with preemies in the NICU….I’m sure it’s WAY worse than any parent can imagine. I think of you guys and pray for you often. Praying that little Sam pulls through this!

    God Bless,
    Cathy

  2. Maureen says:

    did he lose his central line? i hope not, considering what was neccesary to put it in. the multiples forums on ff are all keeping up with and thinking of you!

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