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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Elizabeth is a growing girl. She is getting 11 ccs every 2 hours. At 895 grams, she is 165 grams above her birth weight. Some of the weight gain is due to fluid that she has retained. She was given medication to make her pee more and get rid of the fluid.
The doctors and nurses are concerned about her liver. A blood test done a couple of days ago showed that the level of bilirubin (the cause of jaundice) in her blood was higher than normal. Elizabeth is now too old for newborn jaundice and that is the concern. The doctors are reviewing the results of a belly ultrasound that was done earlier in the day and hopefully will be able to determine the reason for this soon.
Mom and dad were able to hold Elizabeth for a couple of hours today too and even got to kiss her on the cheek for the first time.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Zdraveite Angi and Ivan
s pritesnenie razbiram che malkata Elizabeth Ann ima jaltenica i za trevogite na lekarite otnosno cherniat i drob.Opitvam si da si predstavia kakvo vi e na vas vseki den izpalnen s pritesnenie za badeshteto na tova malko sashtestvo.Ot vse sarce se molia vsi4ko da e nared i izsledvaniata da pokajat zashto nivoto na bilirubin e po visoko ot normalnoto i koeto e nai vajnoto problemat da bade reshen ot strana na lekarite.Celuvame vi goreshto s netarpenie chakam sledvashtite novini.VENZI,IVETA i MALKATA ANDREA

burn team said...

Hi Ang and Ivan.....We check the website everyday...our thoughts and prayers are with you all.We also think of you often.Ang we also miss you.Patty O also says Hi....Elizabeth is a beautiful baby.....dana and the btu

burn team said...

Hi Ang and Ivan.....We check the website everyday...our thoughts and prayers are with you all.We also think of you often.Ang we also miss you.Patty O also says Hi....Elizabeth is a beautiful baby.....dana and the btu

Laur & Anthony said...

Hi Ang & Ivan,

Anthony and I were so excited to come back and hear that Elizabeth is gaining weight. We look at the website every morning at work and we are always thinking about the three of you. We miss you guys.
All our love Laur & Anthony.