This morning around 10:00 a.m. Dr. Kouretas removed Jack's RA line and final drain out of his tummy. The result - we got to hold him all day long! We even let his grandma and grandpa take a turn when they came to visit. We had a few episodes when he got himself so upset that he forgot to breathe and he turns dark purple from lack of oxygen, but we are learning not to freak out about that and figuring out better how to calm him down. Hopefully we'll be pros by the time we leave the hospital.
Tomorrow we plan on more good snuggles as we have 10 days worth to make up for. Jack's feeds are up to 13 cc's per hour with 16 being considered full feeds so he should reach that by tomorrow afternoon. Then we just have to pass the swallow test Monday and we'll hopefully be moved to the 3rd (recovery) floor. That both terrifies and thrills me to pieces.
Biopsy and Fun
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