Today things are pretty good. Every day I have anxiety when I'm leaving around 10 or 11 pm and anxiety when I'm coming back the next morning. I call a couple times through the night to check on him, but every day is filled with something new. Mason is noticeably feeling better. We are so blessed that they caught the NEC when they did. It was SO scary but I think we are out of the woods. He is on a ton of antibiotics and fluids. They won't feed him for probably another 3-5 days. He is acting really hungry which is great! The other day he just layed there lifeless. It was awful!
I've been able to hold him a few times since, which is so healing and means that he is stable enough. His x-rays of his stomach look a ton better. Today they were concerned about a PDA in his heart. They were thinking they would have to do a blood transfusion. They did an ultrasound of his heart and the PDA had closed which is great! They aren't doing a blood transfusion now and I am praying will never have to. He is anemic and they are giving him medicine for that to help him replenish his blood.
He had some bad a/b's early this morning before I got here. On one his heart rate dropped to 45. Not good! They were considering giving him caffeine but are thinking it won't help because he just cuts off his airway. I can't wait until he grows out of these. We won't be able leave the hospital until he has gone without them for a week. (Im praying that they stop soon!).
My brain is constantly being filled with terms, information, concerns, medications, etc. It's a bit overwhelming, but we are going to make it through. Thank you for all of your prayers! I have needed and really felt them!