Last night on the news there was a story that I wish I would have heard six years ago. In 2000, there was an experimental procedure being done on premature babies with brain hemorrhages. Basically, a tube is inserted into the brain to remove the old blood, debris, and toxins and another tube is inserted to introduce artificial fluid to “clean it out”. In a recently published study of 77 premature babies who had bleeding in the brain after birth, those treated with the technique were far less likely to suffer disabilities later in life. The name of the procedure is “DRIFT” which stands for Drainage, Irrigation, and Fibrinolytic Therapy. Wish we would have known about this when Ty was born! Intraventricular Hemorraghes are one of the leading causes of disabilities for premature infants. Ty had a grade 2 left and grade 4 (4 is the highest) right IVH which later developed into PVL.
This morning I went into Ty’s room and he was still (unusually) sound asleep. He looked so adorable. I crawled in bed with him and as I predicted, he turned his head to me, gave me a ;gigantic smile and said “Hi” soft and sweetly. Then he asked me what I was doing in his bed. I told him that he looked so cute laying there I wanted to cuddle him. He closed his eyes again and the smile stayed. Such a darling.
Tori is harassing me right now because she wants me to look at more “Baby Meow’s” on Amazon. I had to order her a new kitty and puppy today and she really enjoyed shopping Amazon’s wubbanub section. They have a cute giraffe, neon monkey, and pretty princess now too but they were pricier so I chose to forgo them. I really wish I knew where her black kitten was because she LOVES kittys.