Poor little sweetie! I'm glad things are improving.
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Oh, how stressful. Glad she is ok and home now.
Newborns are apparently very tough sticks. It took five tries to get an IV in DS1 when he was a newborn.
I hope she is starting to latch more enthusiastically. In case it is helpful, a trick we were told with DS1 (and which I have never seen in any literature about getting/keeping a sleepy baby on the breast) was to wiggle your finger in the baby's ear. It's easy to do and proved to be extremely effective for us.