Sunday, February 27, 2011

Daddy's Blood

As expected, Averi's blood counts are dropping.  Luckily, Dan was able to go donate blood this week, which meant Averi was able to get it today when her hemoglobin got too low.
 (Dan's bag 'o blood.)

It totally amazes me that someone can take something out of Dan's body, with no harm to him, and pump it into Averi's body to sustain her life.  Of course, if I think about it too long, it starts getting gross knowing that there is a bag of blood hanging on her pole.
(Note the red tube hanging on the crib rail.)

There was one puking episode today, but only because Dan forgot to tell my sister-in-law, Cherish, to cut Averi's feeds in half.  It's proof that my half volume theory works but really crappy for Cherish who was watching Averi so Dan and I could go to church together.


Tina said...

I think it's really cool that Dan can do that for Averi. It's almost like nursing?? Maybe??? Oh well, it's helpful at any rate. I am always floored by the lack of communication between different doctors and nurses and specialists etc. One is fine with mineral oil but then someone else is upset because it can interfere with something else. I mean I know there are a lot of things going on but shouldn't they be checking and double checking because of that? Glad she doing well and all your little adjustments are working together nicely.

Melissa said...

So glad things are looking up. Averi is such a fighter.

Glenn and Melanie said...

Yea for Dad's blood to the rescue. Now she really can be "Super A" - I wonder if she will grow hair on her chest?? :)