Monday, June 2, 2008

Lainey is getting to EAT!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to update everyone on Lainey's progress. She is now 13 days old, 11 of which she has spent in the NICU, 9 of the 11 days have been at Egleston. Thursday she finally pooped! Yeah! Her first few poops, although not much, were completely on her own without help from irrigation. They began irrigation Thursday afternoon with the help of Mucomyst in her t-tube (the tube in her stomach.) After the Mucomyst irrigation, the real stuff began! All of the meconium that had blocked her intestines was finally coming out. Yesterday the nurse took her og tube out (the one in her mouth that was cleaning out her stomach.) This was awesome because now she was able to cry and it was one less tube coming out of her little body! Today she made even more progress. At noon she began feedings of 5 ccs of breast milk every 3 hours. Although 5 ccs is only 1/6th of an ounce, it is still food...which she has not had since she was 2 days old! They also moved her to her very own room! Now we have to make sure she can digest the milk and continue to poop. Each day they will increase the amount she can eat as long as she shows progress! It feels great to be able to report good news to everyone. I know it is possible due to the amount of people who have been thinking about and praying for Lainey and our family. We truly appreciate everything! Please continue to pray for us and hopefully my next email will say that we are bringing her home!
DeAnn, Sid, Logan, Liam, and Lainey

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