On the way out her nurse showed me that they are stopping her antibiotics and that they will start feeding her more of my milk as she tolerates it. Now she gets 4ml every four hours and from now on she'll get an additional 2ml every other feeding. She is still getting sugar, protein and fat through IV and I'm not sure when that will stop.
I'm headed back now for more kangaroo time! As you think and pray for Evangelynn please also remember sweet Asher. He loves his momma and has had a cranky/fussy couple of days without me. They are coming to meet me after church for lunch so I'm looking forward to that. I feel torn, but I think being here so that I am available when Evangelynn is ready to nurse will help us get started on the right foot and lead to our ultimate nursing success. My doctor has written orders to allow me to stay here for one extra day, so I will probably be discharged on Monday.
Over these last few days I've been reminded of what my sweet nurse told me five years ago after Ethan's birth, "A short stay in the NICU is seven days.". I thought she was crazy when she said it but Ethan was at Children's for exactly seven days. We are on day three for Evangelynn and I pray she beats her brother's record :)
"We're not doubting that God will do the best for us, we're wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."-C.S. Lewis