I (Rory) managed 11 hours off the ventilator but I felt really tired and my blood gases weren’t very good so the doctors put me back on it. I have had some blood in my breathing tube so they scanned my heart and lungs and they think it might just be from when they put the ventilator back in.
Austin had some milk last night, 0.8ml, I can’t wait until it’s my turn.
He has been very poorly today though and we have all been very worried about him. He has had a pulmonary haemorrhage which means that blood is leaking from his heart and into his lungs. The Doctors are really concerned and this makes mummy and daddy very sad. Even Sister Natalie who was looking after Austin got very sad! The Doctors have said that we all need to take it hour by hour and hope for the best in the next 12 – 24 hours. Austin was given some blood and platelets to help and we have both been submitted into planet-x research because mummy and daddy said that we could help other poorly babies to get better.
Mummy changed Austins nappy for the first time today and I think she finally felt like a mummy because she can’t really do much with us yet.
Mummy and daddy rang our room when they got home to check on Austin and the Doctors had not made any changes and he hadn’t had any more blood yet. I have crossed my little fingers and I hope he’s ok!
Mummy and daddy rang again (& again) don’t they know us babies are sleeping!!
The nurses said there were no changes at 2am. Let’s see what the morning brings! 🙏