In the last 24 hours, Hana has vomited five times. This is certainly a new record. Last night, Paul was with her in her room, trying to calm her to sleep. They both fell asleep and at some point Hana pulled her NG tube way out, but not completely out. I pushed it back in and then listened with the stethoscope as I blew a puff of air into the tube to make sure the tube was back in her stomach. Hana did not like this at all, who can blame her, and she coughed and sputtered and then vomited. I gave her a hug and held her. I changed her diaper and tried to settle her back to sleepiness but it still took an hour to get her back to sleep.
This morning I was starting her feeding at 6:30 a.m. I noticed her diaper was fresh as could be, which, of course, means she did not poop or pee all night. It’s the pee that worries me. I am worried about her retaining water, because that could be a sign her heart is not doing so well. Otherwise, she seems normal, I think. But I second guess everything. Does she look a little puffy? I would say no. Is she breathing fast? Sometimes, but don’t we all? Is her grunt just a normal baby noise? Maybe but maybe not? I just don’t know what normal is anymore.
Today’s plan is to take her to Kaiser to get some bloodwork done. They have asked to get the results by the end of the day so we can see what is going on, especially with her electrolytes, if she is dehydrated from all the vomiting.