Sunday, November 16, 2008

NEC Scare

Received a call from Victoria's Doctor on Saturday morning, Nurse found a trace of blood in her stool. Doctor's were concerned that Victoria had either an infection or NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis). NEC is a gastrointestinal disease that mostly affects premature infants, NEC involves infection and inflammation that causes destruction of the bowel (intestine) or part of the bowel. Doctors immediately took Victoria off feedings and ordered an xRay, put her on an IV and ran blood work. The xRay came back clear and Doctors felt that she could resume her feedings later that day and they would watch her closely for any other signs of infection or NEC. Victoria on Sunday still tested positive for blood in her stool, but was doing well overall. They were continuing to watch her very closely for any further clinical signs of infection.

1 comment:

Christine and Ted said...

We had a NEC scare with Daniel but all was eventually well. Glad to know things look good for Victoria. Those phone calls from the hospital are so scary - hang in there!