Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sept 27


There isn't much new going on. Matthew's stats are all stable. He had a bag of glucose this morning and his glucose levels are back to normal.

On thier scale last night he was 8.8 lbs. Tonight is 8.6 lbs.

The doctor ( Dr. Gregory of the UC Davis Children's Hospital's Pediatric Intesive Care Team) doesn't think Matthew has an infection. He wants to watch and see to be safe though. He believes Matthew's bilirubon levels have been so high for so long it caused the spinal fluid to turn yellow.

Now our goal is to find out why. His levels are in the high normal for his adjusted age (2 days) and really high for his actual age (7 weeks). They levels will be read again tomorrow to try and get an idea of what's going on. They want to try and resolve the issue since prolonged Jaundice can lead to brain damage and we don't want that!

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