The Doss Dossier
Someone pointed out that in the NICU, it can be one step forward and two steps back; but the doctors and nurses are all working to make your baby better.
Today we had what I think of as a step back – they had to intubate Doss. The liquids in his chest were making him work harder than necessary to breathe. On the plus side, the respirator takes the load off of breathing and allows him to work at what he needs to work at – getting better.
The NICU also gave him a diuretic to help him expel the built up liquids. And it worked! He urinated a few hours later, and then he did it again!
My hopes are bolstered and eyes well up when I think about it.
The moment he was born, I said he was a fighter; now watch him prove it.