Friday, April 24, 2009

Breast Milk--A Natural Sedative

It's our third Friday night in the NICU. Still no idea on how long Lexi will be here. We were originally told by a pediatric surgeon that he estimated a 3-4 week stay. Everything with Lexi has been better than textbook in her surgery and recovery so I'm a bit surprised that they didn't estimate a longer stay. I'm guessing we'll be here at least 3 weeks and Lexi is recovering quicker and faster than most do.

Lexi is now off her lipids and TPN which means the PICC line will be out tomorrow. She's still getting continuous feeding through an NG tube but she got to start nursing twice a day. She's a pro at latching on--she just has a hard time staying awake. I had the same problem with both boys.

She's now up to 6 lbs, 5 oz. What a chunk!

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