Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hospital: Sunday - Still slow and steady

A is doing quite well. This morning, the surgeon decided to up his feeds to 2 oz every two hours. The hope is that he tolerates them well and that we can go to ad lib feedings tomorrow (eating whatever he wants when he wants) as that will require more volume tolerance.

So, we know we aren't leaving here anytime before Tuesday. E probably has to go back to work before then, but I am staying out on leave until we go home. Grandpa is leaving today and Grandma (my mom) is coming this evening. Gladys misses us terribly and we're tired of sleeping on the worst couch EVER. Plus, A is getting kind of bored. Unfortunately, he's still hooked to an IV, so we can't do too much about the boredome.

Obviously, since I have the mental capacity to complain about these sorts of things,
A is healing well. We spend our days passing him back and forth for cuddles, singing songs, staring at his mobile (brought from home), and reading poetry books. A is ready for a change of scenery, but the days actually pass quickly, especially now that we feed him every 2 hours (which means we change his diapers every two hours too!)

Thank you again for all of your good hopes and thoughts. We are very fortunate to have such wonderful virtual friends.

7 comments:

bleu said...

Yay A, so happy he is bored, that is such a fantastic sign.

Hopefully this will all be a distant memory very very soon!!

So how is it changing a diaper instead of a bag??

Lizzie said...

Great news, indeed! Here's hoping he handles the increased feedings well and you can head home by Tuesday!

tbean said...

Glad things are slowly improving. Glad you are feeling okay enough about the major stuff to be able to complain about the little stuff.

keri said...

Thinking of you all and hoping you'll be back home soon.
xo.

tiff said...

Glad to hear of improvement!!! We're thinking of you all. xo

Stacey said...

i hope you are home soon and can enjoy it all there....

ajs4ever said...

So glad to hear the good news!! Hey baby steps are better than nothing!! Sending lots of healing vibes your way!