After 8 days of anxious waiting after her surgery, Tess finally showed some solid signs of improvement today. Her stomach "output" is half the volume of the day before. The color is also much closer to "normal" stomach juices. This is a big step forward towards "feeding readiness."
Also, her ulcer looks like its healed.
We are now waiting for the first real "poop" of her life. The nurse told me today "I think I smelled gas today. That's a good sign." Can't believe that I'm so excited to hear that my pretty, blue-eyed girl can toot. But that is life in the NICU!