Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sami Jean Day 3, 12/05/08

Today was Friday, and the day I was being released from the hospital. It was a really hard day, but the nurses were great. They let us stay as long as we wanted. So we spent the day visiting for every feeding and between them we packed up and loaded the car. We saw her for the last time that night at the 5 oclock feeding and ended up leaving about 6:30. We both had a really hard time leaving her, but we know that she is being well taken care of. We can call whenever we want to and check on her and the nurses are so nice. So, while it's hard I am also so glad that I am comfortable with all the people she has looking after her.

Her billirubin (jaundice) levels came down today, so she got to get rid of her little sunglasses and blue lights. This also means that now we are not limited to holding her for just the 30 minute feedings. So, that was good news. Her feeding has also picked up and she is averaging about 15-20 mL a feeding. So, they have lessoned her IV nutrition seeing as she's providing a lot of it herself from the bottle.

When I called to check on her tonight before we went to bed her nurse just giggled and said that she had just wolfed down 25mL in 10 minutes. And then she said Sam sat there looking at her like "so, what's next?" So, we were really happy to hear such good news on our first night away from her.

The last picture is of the bathroom door in my room. (They use is as the whiteboard) When Taylor came to visit she did a little drawing and this is what we were left with. Think she's excited about having a sister?

Weight: 1740g

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