Saturday, December 13, 2008

I think I have used this title before.....


Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay.......
Our plan was to leave last night around 4pm to head home so that JR could work this next week. We went in to see her before we headed home and saw that her fever that she had spiked earlier had gone down....meaning that her heart rate indicated so anyway. It went from 145 ish down to 120 ish. As soon as I said, "That heart rate looks a little better", her heart rate went down to 80, and then to 70, and with some irregular rhythms. Just so happened the our nurse, Mindi, had already gowned up for her nightly vitals on Lindsay and was right there bedside with her. They immediately called for the docs and they were also with her bedside in no time flat. All in all, she had low potassium that of course caused the irregular rhythms but not too sure why the decrease in heart rate as well. They ran a blood gas right after the incident and her potassium level was 2. This number should be between 3.5 and 5.5. She has been low before but never to reduce her heart rate like this. Apparently 2 is the magic number. So, guess where we are again.......familiar territory in the PCTU. Yes, in intensive care to monitor the princess for the weekend. I called this morning to check on her and she did have another episode around 4 am this morning so we are thankful that they decided to switch her into the unit. The doctor last night said that because he didn't want a Chinese fire drill in moderate care, he would feel more comfortable if she was in POD A instead. So, she now has her own room because of the contact precautions and we even have a view this time! The princess has a suite! Oh, and the other big news is that she rolled over yesterday! We had just missed it when we came to see her yesterday morning but was able to catch it later in the day! We are so happy for her and that she is actually able to do the normal baby things. As of my last phone call to the PCTU, Lindsay has had another episode with her potassium but because they are on a one to one basis, they were right on top of things and she is just fine. Erica, our nurse today, said that she has been the highlight of the unit and when the others have a break, they come to check in on the happy princess. It is not very often that they have babies that are so active in the unit, so they flock when it happens! She has rolled over again today and apparently we have a mover on our hands. No more leaving those bedside rails down anymore! I can't wait to see her when I go back to Ann Arbor tomorrow.

We are home tonight with the boys and are having a great night with them. We ran some errands this afternoon and then came home for dinner and tree decorating. My husband decided to decorate our other pre-lit tree with hot wheels. So, the boys helped do that and it actually looks really great. They are so proud of it! We are getting ready to watch a movie with them and Cole wants to make cinnamon rolls. So, off to go bake........

Love, Suzie

7 comments:

Evie's Story said...

You go girl! YEay Lindsay. Going to be hard to keep her in a bed now:-) So fun to see her hitting the milestones right on target. Know you're proud!
Pray you get some rest tonight Suzie. Know you're torn with wee ones in two places (I remember that feeling!) but you are doing the right thing and seem to do an amazing job keeping a balance! Have fun making Christmas memories with your boys! Wish we were closer and I could bring a cookie-workshop over to do with the boys one afternoon. You all are precious to us even though we've never met!

Elaine said...

Well, at least our Princess finally has her own little castle...she certainly deserves it! Now if we could just build a moat around it and keep the bad stuff out! It sounds like those wonderful nurses have their ear to the ground and really hear the train coming...Lindsay is in good hands and I hope you have a wonderful visit with the boys. Lindsay rolling over is so adorable and so wonderfully normal!!

Aimee delivered my jewelry from the party the other day and saw that I didn't have a Lindsay bracelet on...I was going to buy mine at the blood drive. Well...she whipped hers off and gave it to me and wouldn't take no for an answer! I love it...I feel like she is always close by and it reminds me to pray anywhere...stop lights, middle of the mall, or when I am cooking dinner!! And I love all the new friends I have in Lindsay's Prayer Warriors...Aimee and Hannah (C U T E!!) stayed awhile and we had the nicest talk...think of all the people Lindsay has brought together...so special.

We can hardly wait to hear Cole singing on the radio!! I love the matchbox car tree...pictures please. Tell JR that was inspired!

With JR working this week and your mom gone...remember I am here if you need anything...any time any day always.

Love you, Sweetie, Elaine

Maggie Geiger said...

Gotta love a Muscle car tree! I'm sure that you were in no short supply of those! The Princess rolling over,what an awesome Christmas present. I can't even imagine how hard it is for you to be away from your babies, no matter where you are. It is so... good that you are spending quality time with the boys. Never question it Suzie & Jr., you guys are doing a great job!

Love,
The Geigers

Patti VanHuizen said...

Way to go Lindsay! I knew she was getting close to rolling over when I was there the other day! I had a great time and I'm hoping to get a blog preview up for you soon :) Take care, and enjoy your time with those boys!

aimee gillespie said...

How awesome that Lindsay rolled over and that you guys were able to see it. It's so nice to read that even though she's stuck in that bed, she is rolling around and doing what other babies do!

Hannah sure made herself at home while we were at Elaine's house! She had Elaine's husband running down the hallway chasing a ball with her! And yeah, I gave her my bracelet, but I still have a back-up for myself ;-)

Love the muscle car tree. Such a boy thing to do. Enjoy those cinnamon rolls and if you guys need anything, please let us know!

Love,
Aimee

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Look at Miss Lindsay rolling over!!! How sweet! Continued prayers....

Trisha said...

When I was there last week it looked like she was ready. Good for her!!! She is in our prayers as always, and so are the rest of you!!!