Gwyneth continues to do well in contact isolation. A few things of minor concern:
> There was a little distention in her belly, but the Xrays show that it's just a little air, which should not be a big issue.
> There is a little fluid build-up in her lungs. This is probably due to some med changes, but they're sent some cultures in to check for infections. Should hear back about the culture within 48 hours.
> She has had a few "desat" (oxygen desaturation) episodes over the past 24 hours...they've had to "bag" her (take her off the vent and manually breathe for her) a few times. Again, this isn't a good thing, but it's also not uncommon.
> Due to the distention and lung fluid, they've stopped her feeds for the time being.
So far, there is no sign of MRSA infection. Duke's NICU is rather unique in that they swab every baby for MRSA (and other bugs) every Monday. Most NICU's only swab either randomly or once a month. Gwyneth will be swabbed again on Monday, when she should be cleared from contact isolation.