Friday, August 20, 2010
Another Good Day
I had dialysis on Thursday morning and then I got to come home! I wasn't sure how I'd feel about being away from the hospital, but it really is nice to be in my own bed at night. I slept pretty well.
Anna had a pretty good day, too! They took her off of her breathing tube again. Her feedings are going so well that they increased the amount of milk she's getting from 3 mL to 7.5 mL every 3 hours. Keep in mind that 30 mL = 1 oz, so she's not getting that much. But she's digesting every bit of it!
She was still on the Bili lights yesterday. Her blood level was a 6 and the cut off was a 6, so they kept her on for one more day. Today she is officially 32 weeks and the cut off is 8. As long as her level is below 8 they she'll come off the lights and we'll be able to hold her today! I can't wait!
Last night I got to change her diaper! Not many moms would be as excited as I was to do that. And when the respiratory specialist came around to fix all of her tubes and such he let us get a good view of Anna without her masks. She still has lines and creases on her face, but it felt so good to see her without all of that mess.
We spent a couple of hours with her last night and I'm starting to feel a little more attached. Last night was the first night I woke up asking myself what she was doing. What a good feeling. I can feel a turn-around, and I'm so grateful!
Posted by Kidney Mom at 9:53 AM