Monday, April 28, 2008
On the up... (28th April)
I have had a really good week. I have been having steroids every second day and that means that I am not working as hard to breathe, which makes me a lot calmer too. I have been awake a lot, but not really grumpy. I like to look around at the room and play with my activity gym. I have been doing that a lot recently. Mummy and Daddy have said that I have big black eyes from not getting enough sleep, so last night I slept most of the night which made them happy and apparently today my eyes looked a lot better.
There have been a lot of comings and goings in the neonatal unit this week. The whole place has been very hectic. I am lucky that I got to stay where I am! My friend Hector left to go to the paediatric ward on thursday. It was kind of sad, but he gave me a wave as he was wheeled past - he looked kind of excited to have all these interesting things to look at on the way! Apparently he has a nice room that over looks the children's playground. Mummy said that she will go and visit and say hello for me. One of my other baby friends Joss, got moved out to Hutt hospital this week. He is really close to going home so that is really exciting. I hope that it all goes well for him and his family, but I will miss him!
I am having some blood taken tonight so that it can be sent to the USA for surfactant testing. They have to take 10 mls, which is heaps from little old me! It is so much that they might have to take it from an artery via an arterial line, and then I might have to have a blood top up, so that they can replace what they took! Its a good thing that I am used to all of this stuff. It is quite exciting to think that part of me is going to be off travelling the world, even though I will be staying here. I wonder if they can hook a camera up to the parcel so that I can see where it goes? hmmmm....
As you can see from my photos, when I do sleep, I sleep in interesting postions! Mummy and Daddy are still trying hard to capture one of my big cheesy grins on camera, but I am having great fun in only smiling when they put the camera away. Mummy did get one this week, but the photo is kind of blurry.
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