Tomorrow the girls will be 5 weeks old which means Blakely has been in the RCNIC for 5 weeks. It seems so much longer than that or maybe shorter I am not sure. We had a good end of the week though so that is exciting.
Blake did not have to have her scheduled surgeries on Thursday and Saturday. The surgeons feel like her wound is looking good, draining less, and overall improving. She is still on antibiotics and will remain on them for at least another 10 days. I was allowed to hold her again which makes my day. I just sit and rock her for hours. Having that privilege taken away at times is torture. She has also been put on the list to be transferred to B pod which is a pod full of private rooms. Her primary day nurse says we should be in within a week or so. I am so excited to be able to take Palmer & AK to see their sister or as AK calls her "baby sis".
My meme has been here since Wednesday to help out while Jeff is in Alabama for several days. I am so glad she is here helping out and the company is nice too. Ashlyn Kay missed her too!
The surgeon popped in yesterday while I was there and said he was milling over what to do about her open wound. He was deciding between closing it with sutures or allowing it to heal and close on its own. I don't want her to go back to surgery but allowing the wound to close by itself will take a fair amount of time, which prolongs our stay yet again. Oh well. He also said that he thought she might be able to start eating again in a couple of days. She is starting to get very fussy being without food.
Overall she is improving well and as long as the infection stays away we are moving on up.
Thank you for always praying for her recovery.
Since there are so many of you who read this blog and pray daily for our family I would like to use this outlet for a prayer request for friends of ours. Our friends in Birmingham had a sweet baby girl Maggie Belcher this week. She had complications during her delivery and is now in the NICU. The doctors feel her organ functions are good but are concerned about her brain function. Please keep her family ( The Belchers) her your prayers and pray for Maggie and her recovery as well. Being a mother of children in the NICU it is a scary place sometimes and you need lifting up as much as possible.
Have a great Sunday!