Don't mind the mask and yellow gown. Everything is fine. There is a baby in Little Dorrit's area of the NICU who has a cold causing her entire section of the NICU to be on isolation for 72 hours. This means whenever you enter a baby's room, you have to put on a mask, gown and gloves. It is super.fun. <--sarcasm> --sarcasm> At least it is only for 72 hours.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
One step closer
So Little Dorrit's surgeries and eye exam went well today! Hooray! She now has a Broviac catheter and a Gastronomy button. She still has a hemorrhage in her right eye so she will have to have another surgery to remove that but today's successes bring us one step closer to coming home. We are hoping her eye surgery can be scheduled soon. Because of her surgeries, Little Dorrit has not had anything to eat since 2 am this morning. I worried that she would be really upset all day because she was so hungry. Although she has definitely had her moments, she has not been inconsolable. I didn't think I would be able to hold her for a few days because of her surgeries but the nurses said holding her shouldn't hurt her and there was no medical reason not to hold her. Good enough for me! About mid-afternoon, Little Dorrit got really upset and as soon as I held her, she calmed right down and went to sleep. That happened again tonight so either she has really great pain meds or me holding her really doesn't bother the areas where she had surgery. It feels nice to be doing mom things too. Here we are tonight: