So yesterday we packed Maddie up and went down to the mall for a shopping trip. I mean, what girl doesn't like shopping, right? Apparently Maddie doesn't like shopping. The whole thing was our fault really...and it was AWFUL. Things started out great. We went to Borders and got Maddie some books (she hadn't gotten any yet!) and then went to McDonald's to eat lunch. After we ate, we fed Maddie, changed her diaper, and went on our way. After leaving a store, Maddie threw up (which we were prepared for), so we went to a bench and used the bulb syringe to suction all the crap out of her nose and throat. We couldn't get it all out and she couldn't breath, so we took her out of her carrier (we kept her in it because it is hard to carry her with her monitor) and tried to pat her back to help her out...still couldn't breath. She started to turn blue (fingers, legs, arms, face) so I had Stephen call 911 while I started rescue breathing for her. Mall security came and kept people moving in the hall way and was in radio contact with the ambulance as it came so the paramedics knew where in the mall we were. After about 4 breaths, Maddie finally screamed and spit out the rest of the vomit that was stuck in her airway. About 5 minutes later, the paramedics arrived. Maddie and I took a trip in the ambulance back to the hospital that she had just broken out of. 6 1/2 hours later they let us come after and EKG, x-rays, and observation. They wanted to make sure that none of the vomit ended up in her lungs since I had to blow air into her. Today we had a follow-up appt. and all sounds fine in her chest and the doctor seemed satisfied. Tomorrow we go to see her pediatrician for her NICU follow-up and for her immunizations.
We did find out that she weighs 5lbs. 9.5 ozs now! She's a big kid!