Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bye Bye, Roomie



Willow's alone in her room again-her boyfriend Alexander got moved out today. He's not discharged yet, but it looks like he will be soon. He got moved to the "rooming in room", where babies go right before they get discharged. The parents can sleep in the room to get ready for the reality of living at home with a preemie. Although I'm sure Willow and Alexander will miss chatting back and forth via their farts (which they seemed to, at times), we're glad to have the room to ourselves again. It was really too small for two babies and two breastfeedng moms.
Willow was a sleepy baby today. I tried to nurse her for three of the feedings. At 8 AM she took 10 mLs and then conked out; at 2 and 5 PM she was asleep. Period. Wanted nothing to do with eating. It was frustrating. We went out to lunch with some new friends, Andi and Jim. They had 26-week twins in the NICU who are almost a year old. It was good to see them, and their babies are so damn cute, and chubby and fun. Then we went out to dinner with Ellen's parents, which was also fun. When we got back just now, we called Martha, Willow's nurse, and she said Willow woke up finally for her 8 PM feeding and took 46 mLs from the bottle. So it wasn't a complete waste of a day.
We didn't really get any more news about Willow's blood pressure/kidney/lung/peeing issue. One good thing is that her blood pressure was down quite a bit today from the last few days. I don't know if it's because of the diuretic or what. Despite her sleepiness, she was acting perfectly fine, not sick or anything.

This was her typical state today. This was after we had given up trying to feed her for one of the sessions today - completely, peacefully asleep as only a baby can be:














Willow probably wouldn't like that we posted this shot, as it's not all that flattering, but I think I'm going to anyway because it's funny. This was mid-diaper change. She hates getting her diaper changed and usually grunts (remember she grunts instead of crying) her way through the event.

1 comment:

Cameron said...

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I love Willow's early football helmet hat. She's all geared out to bust through the NICU line and score some major feedings so she can head home after this rough game. She just needs to play by the rules.

Love, Liz & Cam