I'm getting discharged today, but we have been moved to the "nesting" mode. So we don't have to leave, and our stay will be more like a hotel, instead of a hospital. So we have to provide our own meals and everything. But it's nice to know that I don't have to go home w/o Merrick.
I had my first break down this morning... before we went upstairs at 7:30am. And I haven't really been the same since. I know a lot of it is my hormones, but it is also the stress and anxiety. I have told my dr and the nurses here that if we did go home w/o Merrick, I wouldn't be able to handle it. They have told me that if I want, I can talk to a social worker and counselor here at the hospital about PPD and what I am feeling. I think I will probably do that.
Other than my health and mental state, Merrick has been doing good so far. We did have a good feeding session this time. We talked to his daytime nurse about possibly doing the SNS upstairs instead of just giving him a bottle and she suggested trying a nipple shield first, which Merrick latched on better with that. So that's good. I still don't think he's getting a lot, but he's getting something. It will probably be another 4-5 days before my milk comes in, so it looks like we might be here that long, but we're not sure yet.
They did an ultrasound on him for his kidneys and bladder, which by the looks of it are still large and full of fluid. We will be talking to the neo-natal dr about it later. They are also going to look at the fact that he had a 4 vessel cord instead of a 3 vessel. And he has a couple of other things that they will be looking over tomorrow. Other than that, he's doing good. His blood sugar has been holding steady since last night, but he's still on the IV. I think they are going to try weening him off of it, starting today. So hopefully that holds.
Oh, and my daytime nurse is so nice...she has been very understanding so far. As well as Merrick's nurse is very nice as well.
Gina: Wife to BrandonMommy to Azlea Noel 1-7-04, Valerie Raelle 9-28-05 and Merrick Lux born 5-29-10. S/m to Riley 6-27-02[/COLOR]