According to Scott, I speak Luke. Who knew I was bilingual? I like it when he calls me the Luke Whisperer. Either way you slice it, Luke and I are like peas and carrots. I always seem to be around when something big happens…
I’m feeling good about the feeds resuming tomorrow and encouraged by what I saw today. His incision looks amazing (I saw it for the first time today!) and I gave kudos to the surgeon. He did get a blood transfusion this afternoon to help his heart out a bit and we think it will send some much-needed blood flow to his gut. He’s officially off the pain meds, too. He was a little fussy today, but he was rooting around like one hungry kiddo.
That’s what we need big guy. A healthy appetite.
Will had a flag football game tonight – amazingly, it was NOT rained out – and it’s the rescheduled game from the rescheduled game. But, he decided to take a detour to the doctor’s office. While he doesn’t “technically” have the flu, he’s on meds anyway. Actually, we’re ALL on Tamiflu as a precaution. Momma ain’t taking chances. Everyone is in quarantine. I had four doctors and a dozen nurses (no lie) tell me to get on Tamiflu. Shoot, I should buy stock in Purell as it is.
Fairly uneventful day today. Just the way we like ’em. One thing I neglected to post yesterday were two great phone calls I got – one from my previous OB and one from our pediatrician. Dr. Orth, OB, and I chatted about the delivery and she was so thankful that we made it as far as we did…and that we switched hospitals so Luke could be closer to the NICU. You gotta love a Catholic doctor that appreciates the St. Luke name choice, as well 🙂 The pediatrician, Dr. Enders, and I had a heart-to-heart about NEC, heart stuff and where we go from here. I can’t say enough complimentary things about our kid doc. She’s intuitive, smart and very “pediatric”. Those that have a pediatrician they love, know what I’m talking about here. I can’t wait for her and Luke to meet. Just as we said goodbye, she ends with, “Kathryn, just know that if there are any parents that weather NEC, it is you and Scott. You two, as well as Luke, are in my constant prayers.” See? I told you she was awesome.
During my nightly visit to Luke, I had the chance to visit with our favorite neo, Dr. Michael. Well, to be perfectly frank, they’re all pretty darn fantastic. But, I suppose we have a special connection with Dr. M as he was with us on our worst day – and we’ve gone nowhere but up since then. He has this charming British accent and as he left Luke’s room tonight, he gave me the thumbs up and said, “Good job, carry on!” Go ahead, say it out loud so you can really appreciate that moment 🙂
With that, we’ll call ‘er a night. You FB stalkers can receive up-to-the-minute updates on feeds tomorrow…and yes, I’ll post the rest of the story here on the blog. Thanks for offering up your best, biggest and brightest prayers for tomorrow.