Many, many hugs on your long NICU journey. That is fantastic that she is breathing on her own though, what a relief! That pumping schedule plus the commute is killer though--I hope your relatives & friends are stepping up with help!! Is there a ronald mcdonald house you can stay at near the hospital, maybe?? There was a mom of a 24 (!!) week preemie when we were in the NICU, and she also had 3 older kids and a 4 hour commute. She actually rented an apartment near the hospital and only saw her older kids on weekends
I saw how difficult it was for the whole family and felt like our 17 days in the NICU were an eternity. I can't imagine staying so long. Please let us know if you need anything!!!
Sleepy mom of two (DS-11, DD-8). 5 lost: 9/2004, 3/2005, 4/2013, 8/2014, ectopic- rupture @7w, lost right tube 11/14