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Thursday, February 10, 2011

hannah is doing better - thursday 2/10

Hannah and her starbucks  "bearista"  that Grandma gave her for Valentine's day.  Purple gown this time :)

Just realized I hadn't written since sunday, sorry :)   Yesterday her labs all looked really good. So they stopped her IV fluids and want to watch her for a couple days and make sure she can maintain him on her own.  Today her sodium was a little low.  She gets 1/4tsp of salt in her feedings twice a day for low sodium levels at home so they are adding that back today.  Her seizures are not as bad as they were.  We are hoping to go home on saturday.
  She was in metabolic acidosis again, it happened when she was in kidney failure in dec too.  'They added bicarb to her meds and she will go home on that this time.    The MA makes her breathe really fast but that has slowed down.
metabolic acidosis is a condition that occurs when the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body. If unchecked, metabolic acidosis leads to acidemia, i.e., blood pH is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of hydrogen by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (HCO3-) in the kidney. Its causes are diverse, and its consequences can be serious, including coma and death. Together with respiratory acidosis, it is one of the two general causes of acidemia.
  I don't know what the plan is yet for appts etc, will find a lot out tomorrow.
  Missing my grandbabies, they are all going to meet for the first time this weekend. My mom and Becky are taking Taylor and Landon to VA to visit jenn, bob and jonas.  I wish I could be there too but will have to settle for pics.
                                         Taylor 9/1/08 and her new little brother Logan 1/12/11
                                                                Jonas  11/5/10

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