Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ladies Man

Cooper has a new reputation in the NICU. He's a Ladies Man. He's been having lots of episodes where he drops his blood oxygen level and sometimes multiple nurses and the respiratory therapist all have to come in his room to get it back up. Nurse K and RT S joke that he does it because he just wants all of his girlfriends to come in his room.

Because he had been having so many problems, they continuously check him for infection but thankfully the results always come back negative. He has so much secretion coming out right now that it plugs up his breathing tube and it has to be cleaned out more often than normal. Because of this, they did a different infection test which won't have results for two days, but in that time they have gone ahead and started him on antibiotics just in case. He just got his pick line out on Tuesday but now they had to put an IV in for the antibiotics. They have also stopped his feedings for now.

It's hard to hear all of this and to look at Coop and see how pale he looks and how exhausted he is acting. I just have to keep reminding myself that preemies just need time. He will be fine, he will get through this issue, he just needs time to get stronger.


  1. I love the way his fingers are on his chin. Get stronger Cooper-I want to hold you when I see you!! Love

  2. He is such a brave little guy, Maggie! And so are you and Jake - hang in there, there will be ups and downs but be confident in knowing that people all over the world are praying for all of you and the medical staff.
    Love to all of you.