Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rooming In!!

When I came to the hospital this afternoon the doctor gave us permission to start breastfeeding. I could have hugged him! When feeding time came around Evangelynn nursed!!! Since I want to continue nursing I am choosing to room in at the hospital tonight. Really it is called rooming out since Evangelynn is still in her room and I have a room of my own.

She is on room air and when I left her she was on less than half of a Liter of air per hour. She has been off of IV fluids since last night and she even got her PICC line out! She has also been released from UV treatment for her jaundice.

When I left this afternoon I didn't know I was staying so Philip had to repack my suitcase and bring me some clothes (along with all the stuff I forgot this morning anyway).

UPDATED: Evangelynn now has no tubes! PICC, feeding tube and nasal cannula are gone!! Evangelynn actually removed her feeding tube by herself while we were nursing :)

At this time it looks like she will be released in 24-48 hours. We are so excited!! One of the things that could stop us is her bilirubin levels, so please continue to pray that we glorify God in everything and that Evangelynn's bilirubin continues to go down.


"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


John and Allie Fields said...

I love that she removed her own tube! Go Evangelynn!!!!

jenji said...

praying praying praying that last night went so well and you get to take your baby home today! I bet the boys are eager to get their hands on their baby sister! Our night that we roomed in at Children's was really hard and stressful. hope yours was calm and there are no roadblocks to reclaiming your child :)