Moving up in the world

August 6th, 2010

This morning as Joe and I were getting ready for the day, I asked him, “Do you have this feeling that one of these days we’ll go in to see her and she’ll have been moved to the Intermediate Care Unit?”

Sure enough!  After Joe dropped me off at the hospital, and I called back to the PICU for permission to go in and see Verity, they told us she was now in the IMCU!

She and I are now comfortably ensconced in a quiet, private room with hot water and a shower!

She just had her ventricular pacer wires pulled out, and her drainage tube should come out this afternoon, too.  Her central line won’t come out until right before discharge.

They want to weigh her before and after a nursing.  The next feeding is just waiting until Lactation brings us the scales.

The nurse is planning to pull her NJ tube up enough to make it an NG tube.  In other words, it will empty into her stomach instead of her small intestine.

Going home?  The best idea Dr. Clark’s nurse will give us is “this weekend sometime.”

But in my motherly opinion, the best news of all?  Last night, after we asked you to pray, she latched on and nursed half-heartedly for twenty minutes.  This morning, she woke all the way up, rooted and cried hungrily until she was latched, and nursed very vigorously for a good half hour, until she decided she was done, pulled back, sighed, and burped!  In other words, a normal nursing!

So if you come to the 7th floor of HMC today, and you see a middle-aged mom wandering about with drooping eyes and a huge goofy grin–it’s me!

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21 Responses to “Moving up in the world”

  1. Angiedawn says:

    That is just so so wonderful Susanna!!! I am amazed! Thank God!

  2. Aunt Carol says:

    This is fantastic.  Isn’t God good?!?!

  3. Shannon says:

    Definitely continuing to pray, and rejoicing with you!!

  4. Dad says:

    WOW !!  We are thrilled, impressed, and delighted!  …and proud of you!

  5. Joy Horton says:

    GO VERITY!!!! Good girl!!! I’m SO happy for you, Susanna! What a wonderful feeling that has to be!

  6. Becky says:

    That’s great news!  Yeah!

  7. greta says:

    …I may be one of the ones coming to ‘find you’! :-)  xo

  8. allison (christianmomoflots) says:

    I sit in awe and tears! and we are still praying!!!!

  9. Janelle says:

    What wonderful news, I am so happy that you are able to nurse her.  I was not able to nurse my daughter as they didn’t want to stress her heart, but they were also in no hurry to fix it either. :(  WE continue to pray for your family.

  10. Lara Font says:

    Go Verity!!!  and Momma, try to rest some when she is sleeping.  XO

  11. sabrina says:

    That is all great news! And I’m praising God with you for the best news of her nursing, for answering our prayers !

  12. Esther~Daybyday says:

    Praising the Lord with you today!!!

  13. Fantastic News!  I feel so happy I cried *hugs*

  14. jennifer76 says:

    Praise God that is so wonderful!

  15. Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  16. Sandie says:

    Awesome!!  I am rejoicing with you!

  17. Praise the Lord! Praying for many more nursing sessions just like this mornings’ for you! :)

  18. Tami Swaim says:

    That must have felt wonderful…a full feeding…for both baby and mommy!  I won’t dwell on it for too long though…I just might experience a let down but I’m hoping not to have to nurse till morning (though I know that won’t be the case…not complaining though).  My nursing babe turns one on Monday!

  19. Brandy says:

    What wonderful strides!  Praying all continues to go well!

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