Thanks to a recent comment, it reminded me to update this page.
Scarlet is doing well, no large problems. Her bilirubin levels were high this morning so she is now on phototherapy. I was discharged yesterday evening, so when I came in this morning, I was a little saddened by her step backwards. Her IV site was changed, she’s lost 13g and she looks absolutely beautiful and it kills me I can’t pick her up.
Yesterday we had two great nursing sessions on the breast and I was hoping for more of that today. Right before I left the hospital last night she nursed for 25 minutes. Suck, swallow, breathe!!! It was amazing…they even cancelled her gravage feed because she did so well!!!
At lunch today, we actually weighed her before I nursed and she drank 18 c.c.’s of a 23 c.c. feed! If I had kept her on a bit longer (my nipple was hurting) she would have met her feed! She is still in an incubator and now the phototherapy lights, so I am unable to nurse her at every feed. I am terribly impatient (and apparently so is she), so I just want to jump over to next week when they said we can take her home at 35 weeks gestational age (hopefully).
So that’s it right now. My next week and a half will be spent here, we are lucky. I know. Another placental abruption, but this time it didn’t yield the same results as Xavier, and for that…I will always be grateful and wonder if maybe, just maybe he had us in his hands that day.