Yes, it’s Samantha. Admitted last Wednesday and was discharged on Monday.
We brought her for follow up on Wednesday but got held back because her lactate went up and her bi-carb (HCO3) was low which is not very good. Doc wants to normalise her lactate and bicarb. Moreover, she had not been gaining weight. We can sense that she’s not doing good from the way she behaves or reacts. Whenever her lactate is high, she is more cranky, restless and breath harder.
Generally these are some of the things the doc will be looking at every time. Other than that are liver function, thyroid hormones and hematology.
|Lactate||15.7 mmol/L||9.6 mmol/L||0.2 – 2.2 mmol/L|
|pH||7.306||7.49||7.31 – 7.41|
|Bi-carb (HCO3)||9.5 mmol/L||19.5 mmol/L||18 – 23 mmol/L|
So you can imagine the amount of blood drawn from her each time. I hate it when she needs to be admitted. They will come after her blood everyday. I now call them VAMPIRE.
She gained 200g in the hospital so now she is 3.8kg. I guess I should not miss her night feeding.
On a happy note, both her lower central incisors has erupted. That is fast! I am not expecting it because all her developments were delayed. She’s going to be 6 months in another week’s time but she is still like a less-than-2 months old baby.