Saturday, April 12, 2008

Update on Brielle

Brielle is still in the NICU and will be there for a little while longer. She has two things keeping her there: 1) she is still having Bradycardia episodes, where her heart rate drops all of a sudden and 2) she is not gaining as much weight like the other girls. So today, Paul was at the NICU and talked to one of PPA's neonatologists, Dr. Slater Myer. She said she had a few ideas to help Brielle. One, she might have the nurses add some cereal to Brielle's breast milk feedings, so that the milk is thicker and thinking that it will allow Brielle to choke less on the milk (which should stop the choking and reflux Brady episodes). The cereal will also add some more calories to Brielle's feedings, hopefully making her "bulk up some." The other thing the doc said is that she might have the speech pathologist come by to see if they could help Brielle overcome her "Brady eating episodes." Hopefully, some of these suggestions from the doc will help Brielle!

Dr. Slater Myer reassured us that there is nothing physically wrong with Brielle. Just as Bethany came home earlier (@ 3 weeks old) than our expected 4 to 5 week discharge, Brielle might just be a baby that will be on the outer edge of the bell curve and come home later, like around 6, 7 or even 8 weeks old.

Please continue to pray for Brielle, that God would make her stronger and be able to overcome the weight and Bradycardia issues.


The Kaylor Kastle said...

Praying for little Brielle to be reunited with her sisters very soon!! Do you need anything??

Carol said...

We are cheering for Brielle!


The Tortorici's

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Brielle as well as the rest of the family. Gert & Eyan

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