Friday, December 14, 2007

COLD!!!

Minus 40 today with the wind chill! And yet, we have this amazing sunshine sparkling on the new fallen snow. Although cold, Manitoba really is beautiful in the winter! Looking forward to a white Christmas!
Noah is doing well, other than his usual upper respiratory stuff. We premedicated before the Ampho today and it went a bit better. Still miserable, but at least his temp didn't climp quite so high. He WAS up to his full tube feed rate (33mL/hr), but the last few days we have been having to decrease it, as he is losing too much bile through his gtube drain. So we are at 26mL/hr now and his gut seems to be settling out. So we will sit tight at this rate for now. If we have to go down anymore on his rate, we will have to restart the basics TPN. We'll see what his tummy decides to do over the next few days. Noah had bloodwork and TPN clinic yesterday and despite all this, his electrolytes aren't looking too bad. His kidneys are also holding their own. He is scheduled for bloodwork again on Monday to continue to watch things closely with his gut not behaving quite right.
The good news is that yesterday Noah got his portable Intermate to run his D5W during the day. It looks like a baby bottle attached to him. So with that and his portable feeding pump, he is now pole free during the daytime!! It makes life a whole lot easier! Despite the cold, today I was able to take him out to Superstore for the first time in a long time! He loved the outing!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, in Boissevain we reached a high of -5, so the warmer weather is on its way. Glad to hear your doing good Noah. we're praying for a Christmas where we can all be together. love granny

Jamie said...

I'm so happy you got to take Noah on an outing today - that must've felt so good :)

Sounds cold there. I miss the snow but NOT -40!!

jayme ( tpn support group) said...

So glad you staying home and the ampho went a little better. My son's girlfrined ( she is staying with us while she goes to College ) is from Manitoba, also. She said that her mom was saying it was cold...ugh! I'll stay in Kentucky, we do not have your cold....or snow. Praying you can have a happy holiday at home and that Noah can continue to go on the outings....