Claire had a pretty good weekend visiting with Missy Momma and Great Aunt Doe. I was able to go home for a few days and spend some time with Trent and getting some much needed things done.
The doctors gave Claire a diuretic this weekend to help her remove some fluid. She lost about 3 ounces due to the lasiks, but she looks so much better! She still has some swelling, but her face and legs look like new. The doctors took Claire off of her IV fluids and she is just on full milk now with fortifier.
Tonight she weighed 5 lbs 12 oz. The doctors were concerned with her belly today, so they did xrays this morning and saw that the cyst looked bigger. So they have decided to have an ultrasound done tomorrow and possibly drain the cyst again (hmmm, wonder who has asked about the ultrasound for days and days.....). At least they are going to check it out now. Her belly button sticks out all the time due to her belly being so distended. They think it could be making her breathe a little fast and possibly making it so she cannot eat as much at her feedings. I had made that suggestion last time when she threw up (Tuesday) - thinking that when she was in utero and the cyst was pressing on her stomach that she couldn't swallow the amniotic fluid - that maybe they cyst was making it hard for her to eat more. So they may have seen that on the xray too. I hope we will find out more with the ultrasound in the morning.
And I hope we come up with a good solution to this problem. So please pray for Claire and the doctors and nurses tomorrow! We will try to update the blog or Facebook when possible.
Below are a few pictures from the past few days. Hope you enjoy!
The Scott Family