Today was an emotionally draining day. When we got to the NICU, Benjamin had a crowd of nurses around him. I asked what was wrong and they said that he probably has pneumonia. Then I saw his coloring; that was what scared me. He was gray and not really moving around like he normally does. They tried to do a blood culture but his veins weren’t cooperating so they just started him on a broad range of antibiotics. Then I sat with him for a while and then went for lunch. When I came back his coloring was much better. They did a blood test and a CBC (this checks for infection). His blood test came back much better than this morning’s. His CBC was also okay. It was higher than it should be but it showed that they caught this in the early stages.
Kyle was doing good. I think he knew his brother was sick because he kept desatting when they were working on Benjamin. He had hardly any desatting during the night. They also turned down the ventilator settings. He weighs 860 grams (up 40g).
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