22/1/17 – Day 40
Much better news today. Arlo’s infection markers have come down, he’s still on Bipap but his breathing is much more stable now, his tummy is back to normal and his feeds have been restarted over night (just 1.5ml an hour for now).
On Wednesday his long line into his leg was removed as he no longer required a TPN (intravenous nutrition). The Doctors now think he has an infection in his blood that got in via the long line. It’s pure luck that the long line was removed when it was otherwise things could’ve been much much worse, he’s incredibly lucky! He’ll stay on antibiotics for a few more days but hopefully he’s over the worst now.
I’m still poorly so not allowed to visit today but on the plus side that means I get to spend some time with our big boys and Daddy is doing a brilliant job of providing updates and helping with cares 💛