A Room with a View

August 2, 2013 at 9:48 PM Leave a comment

Eliana was moved to the Continuing Care Unit at 11 pm last night and now has her own room, just like she will at home (well, after she’s done horning in on mom and dad’s bedroom). She’s got a nice view of the parking lot and also some trees beyond that, but best of all, it’s quieter and more roomy. One of the nurses said it’s like staying at the Ritz. Not sure I’d go that far, but we’re all peachy keen. She’s still in the isolette, but hopefully her temp will continue to normalize and she’ll be in the open air soon.

The Continuing Care Unit is for infants whose medical needs have stabilized to a point where they don’t need quite the same level of care as the NICU.  So things are better, if not completely fixed. The doctors continue to tweak her blood pressure medication and monitor and adjust her electrolyte levels, all things related to her impaired kidney function. Most likely, she’ll continue to see the nephrologist and cardiologist upon her release from the hospital and an orthopedic specialist for her foot that may have nerve damage.

In other news, Eliana received her first mail today, thanks to the Social Security Administration. So cool to see her name looking official on something other than hospital records and insurance claims.

 

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