Update for today, then pics!
Ridge is still having dark diapers and some brownish spitup. After the blood transfusion, his counts were higher than they had been, but not as high as a transfusion usually gets him. Tonight they did another CBC and the hemoglobin was higher, but the platelets were 43K, and they haven't been that low in awhile. I don't want to lie here, so please know, I'm discouraged by all of this. I want a turnaround. I don't want to be in the PICU again (and it isn't ONLY bc I want to avoid H1N1)...I just want my baby to get better. I still know God has chosen this road for us, and for Ridge. I don't know why, but I know He has. But this doesn't change the fact that even though I WILL walk it, I want it to be different. I want Ridge to be better. I want the bleeding to completely stop. But enough of that for now- check out some pics.
so, ridge had to get some blood last night. it dawned on me that some of you probably don't know exactly what any of this looks like, even though you might give blood frequently, or maybe you even gave blood for ridge. so here, let me enlighten you.
this is what ridge looked like while he was getting the blood. happy happy beautiful boy.
this is what ridge looked like a few minutes ago, because he loves me....if you can't tell by the subliminal message on his shirt.
and finally, here is another picture of ridge. simply because i think he is the most beautiful baby Ridge ever.