Thursday, July 16, 2009

Three Good Newses


1st News: Last night, baby gave her first post-surgery smile. It only lasted a moment, and it wasn't for me, but Gram enjoyed a split-second of pure cherub.

2nd News: Bridgette was whimpering until 3 a.m. when her temperature finally went down. (It's back up again, now. It's been fluctuating a lot.) I put her favorite blanket in with her and she immediately sucked on it and stayed quiet (but awake!) the rest of the night. She had been chewing her lower lip to pieces but not anymore! This morning she's been more lucid than yesterday and has even played with a few toys.

3rd News: After the nurse shift change this morning, her new crew came in to take Bridgette's vitals. I stepped in to use the bathroom and when I came out they were checking her diaper. My exact words were, "What's THAT!?" They just looked at me funny before one realized I was serious. "Poop," came the answer.

To my credit, I wasn't expecting her to poop so soon, so to my horror I thought it was blood. But it was actually a blowout! (And she hasn't eaten in 4 days, so it's weird that that's possible.) She had sticky poo all up and down her legs, back and front, and there was a lot of it. I never thought I would be so excited to see poop! Her surgery team is making the rounds, and when they stop by, we'll find out if Bridgette can have the suction tube removed from her nose and stomach and if she can start with some clear liquids now that we know her bowels are moving.

7 comments:

Chelsea said...

Kel, you're too cute. I'm so glad things are going well. I'm looking forward to playing--BYO diapers :)

Joy said...

It's amazing how as a parent you are so grateful for stuff such as poop...glad she is doing so well.

Ann-Marie said...

Way to go, Bridgette! What great news! I hope there's more where that came from! You and your family are so amazing and positive. We're sending lots of prayers your way and love you to pieces!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear the good news and to see the photo of Bridgette looking more like herself.

Lynn

Sarah said...

Hooray for poop!

Brooke said...

A smile and POOP! Wonderful wonderful news!

Kelly said...

We ditto all the other comments...yea for poop! We are so grateful for the progess. You are all still in our prayers. Give Bri a big kiss from us.