Friday, September 7, 2007

Days and Nights Mixed Up

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2007 09:48 AM, EDT
It was so good to see Brianna this morning although she was quite cranky. Apparently she has her days and nights mixed up and was awake all night. After we got here, held her for a little and got her feeding started, she conked out.
Remember yesterday when they told us she had e. coli. Well, they must have had us mistaken for someone else (imagine that) because she does not have e. coli., she has Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE), Paul will be the only one who knows what that is. Bottom line, anyone who comes into Brianna's room has to wear gown and gloves mainly because it can be spread from patient to patient by contact. She is on antibiotics but, because of what it is, she WILL have to stay in the hospital until she receives 7 days of antibiotics (specifically for the VRE) which started about jonesing for a home-cooked meal. Jerry and I are so tired of restaurant eating that we talk about what we are going to have when we get "home". I just hope and pray that Brianna doesn't pick up any more germs while here.
We're still working on the bottle feeding, sometimes it works a little, most times she simply doesn't know what to do with the bottle once it is in her mouth. She hasn't lost any weight since being here, actually, she has gained weight because of the tube feeding. Right now she is eating every three hours but by 2, 2 1/2 hours, she is crying for more food!!!
Thank you to everyone for your many thoughts and prayers.
On another note, when we came in this morning, the 16 year old girl was not here. It broke my heart for the family. Yesterday there was a constant stream of visitors, even when we left here at 10:00 last night. We pray that God be with their family to give them strength.

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