Give Courtney A Chance

Update posted by Angela Garcia On Feb 12, 2017

Our little angel joined Jesus last 3 February. Courtney waited for us to arrive at the hospital before she bid goodbye. She may not have woken up from deep sleep since Monday but she heard stories from the book first bible stories.

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Update posted by Angela Garcia On Jan 29, 2017

Please continue to pray for Courtney. Your prayers have always been appreciated and we know that God hears them. They are scheduling Courtney's vp shunt surgery. This week should be zero infection and good stats all together for the surgery to push through. Her head is increasing in size hence it's important to do the surgery asap.

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Update posted by Angela Garcia On Jan 26, 2017

Courtney's laser eye surgery successfully ended 10:30am.

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Update posted by Angela Garcia On Jan 25, 2017

Courtney's laser eye treatment is scheduled tomorrow 9am. Please pray for her successful treatment. Guide the hands of Dr. Fajardo and everyone who will assist.

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Update posted by Angela Garcia On Jan 20, 2017

Courtney has been in the hospital since 4th of November 2016, 11 weeks today. Since then, she was hooked to multiple equipments, injected almost every day, and infected by various bacteria (sepsis, abdominal infection, intestinal infection, bacterial infection, pneumonia, candida fungal infection, meningitis, staphylococcus).

Today, her cbc results came out with low hemoglobin, low red and white blood cells, and low platelets. Her doctor was also able to do the spinal tap successfully with results in the next few days

Every day we pray that she surpasses her prematurity and eventually her systems develop normally.

Last 29 November, she underwent pda ligation surgery. When we thought that it was the last surgery she'll undergo in, her meningitis caused fluid build up leading to hydrocephalus. She needs vp shunting to survive. But since she is still small and her chest lacks enough flesh for the shunt tube, we have to wait for weeks before scheduling vp shunt surgery.

And now, she urgently needs rop treatment, which is either through laser or injection. She is scheduled for rop treatment next Tuesday, 24 January. Initially, her ophthalmologist said he'll use injection treatment with topical anesthesia. However, today, we were told he'll do laser treatment, which will require sedation.

Please continue to pray for our little girl as she goes through all of these.

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Update posted by Angela Garcia On Jan 20, 2017

They stopped feeding Courtney at 3pm since her abdomen was distent. They did resume feeding 6pm.

Her neonatologist decided to change her antibiotics fluconazole to amphotericin, which she was taking (in PHC and early days in PCMC) to address candida fungal infection.

Residents were having difficulting in inserting for her IV fluid and meds, so they've decided to cut down in her neck area.

Her ophthalmologist rescheduled the rop screening to tomorrow. Last week, I've noticed a possible blood clot in her right eye. And today, it's actually getting worse. I've notified the fellow in charge and hopefully, her ophthalmologist will notice it as well.

They did the spinal tap today but they failed to get csf fluid. They mentioned that it was bloody. They will reschedule the spinal tap again this week

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Update posted by Angela Garcia On Jan 18, 2017

Courtney now weighs 1.9kg. She's been taking epo, ferrous sulfate, and probiotics to ensure she gains enough weight. They did stop giving her human milk fortifier but replaced it with dibencozide. She's also taking coffee grounds for apnea

No changes in her antibiotics. She is currently taking vancomycin and meropenem. They did add fluconazole to treat the yeast found in the 3-day blood culture result.

Tomorrow, she has an rop follow up with her ophthalmologist. They'll also get another csf through spinal tap.

To date, no formal results from the past two cranial ultrasounds. Her neurologist and neonatologist just mentioned that there were no increase in fluids nor increase in ventricular sizes. Her next ultrasound is next week

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Update posted by Angela Garcia On Jan 16, 2017

Courtney now weighs 1.86kg with head circumference of 33.5cm.

Dr. Velasco, her neonatologist, mentioned that Courtney had episodes of hypothermia last week, which prompted them to do the first blood culture where it showed positive result for coagulase negative staphylococcus.

They did 2nd blood culture yesterday. 24hr result is negative of any infection, though official result will be in 3-5days.

Tomorrow, they'll do cranial ultrasound


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Update posted by Angela Garcia On Jan 13, 2017

Today, Courtney weighs 1.75kg. They temporarily stopped giving her fortifier since her abdomen was a little distent. They likewise stopped increasing her milk to 30ml.

Her ophthalmologist, Dr. Fajardo, visited her. He specifically identified her right eye with ROP Stage 2 and left eye with Stage 1. He'll continue monitoring and testing her eyes every week (Thursday).

Her head measures 33.5cm from 29cm at birth

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Update posted by Angela Garcia On Jan 12, 2017

She now weighs 1.67kg with breastmilk feeding of 30ml every 3hrs. She is also given human milk fortifier to add to her calories for speedy weight gain.

Her neurologist mentioned today that it seemed like her ventricles are of the same size from the 1st cranial ultrasound. However, still enlarged at around 25-27mm.

Blood culture shows that she has coagulase negative staphylococcus. Meropenem and Vancomycin are given to her to fight this infection

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