Saturday, July 19, 2008

Baby Bridgette Update #10

15 cc's...

Much progress!

As of 6 p.m. tonight, Bri is up to 25 cc's. At this rate of increase, and if she is able to continue to stool and eat properly, she could come home as early as next week - perhaps even early next week. (Monday?)

Part of whether she is ready to leave the hospital is dependent on how much training mom and dad can cram in quickly. None of the nurses or special teams scheduled training with us until today since no one expected Bridgette to be home bound this early. Tomorrow we hope to be able to practice changing the ostomy bag, doing rectal irrigations, and seeing whether Bri will breastfeed again. We also want to ask the surgeons a slew of questions as well as meet with a geneticist about the potential of this health risk occurring in a second child.

Jeff and I visited our home today in Lindon. It was my first time home in almost two weeks, and it was great to see the dogs, do a little laundry, and eat the food that we normally stock instead of that of restaurant ilk.

It feels a little empty after all this time to arrive home without a baby in tow. But her nursery is prepped and ready when the stars align.

Thanks again for all your support. We have been constantly bouyed by your messages of love.


Rosemary T said...

What great news! I continue to pray for you all.

Chelsea said...

25 cc's!! Congratulations to you all! We love you guys so much and are praying every day. Sophie has even started asking why the baby is sick. I don't have an answer, but she's concerned.