Sunday, September 12, 2010

Baby Steps Towards Home


Tess moved into a "regular" crib instead of a heated "baby table" yesterday. She figured out how to hold a pacifier in her mouth by herself. We're weaning her off oxygen. She's got this scary tube in her head that's just a "back up" IV port. It's frustrating to her vain Mama who wants to put cute hats on her head- but that IV will probaby stay in her head until we go home because Tess is labeled a "hard stick", i.e. a baby who DOESN'T LIKE IV pokes. The yellow tube (by Jon's hand) is what we desperately want to go away soon. It's called an NG tube. Currently its sucking up all the yucky stuff from her stomach that isn't going down her intestine like it should. As soon as the color turns a nice, normal light yellow, we can start feeding her breast milk. And as soon as she can hold down breast milk -- We can go HOME!
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5 comments:

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

Yay for progress! Get better soon sweet Tess.

G said...

I know you all don't feel like you're an inspiration but you are. In TN, we are praying everyday for your family knowing that Tess will be fine as long as she has Our Lady of Mt Carmel watching over her in her crib!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your sweet little one.

Amanda G.

Melanie B said...

Glad to hear she's making baby steps of progress. Perhaps the staph infection is a small blessing in disguise. I'd have been desperate for a private room.

Our prayers are still with you all. How hard to be unable to be with all your children!

Christine the Soccer Mom said...

I'm behind, but I'll pray about Tess' NG tube. I had one a couple years ago, and it's horrible. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

Your blog is now one of my favorites! I'm just behind since starting back with homeschooling. :)