Thursday, February 12, 2009

Panda is Early Bird - Day 5

Well, we got some bad news overnight when I called her nurse to check on her at 3am. She had had several "residuals" overnight and they were kinda big. But when we got there at 8am, Early Bird was alert and ready to eat. So we bottle fed some bmilk and then she got to just lay on my chest snoozing. It was bliss. We got to talk to the Neonatologist when he came around to check on her. He was nice and said that her billirubin labs came back and that she could get out of the box and into a crib. Her billirubin count yesterday was 14.7 and today it was 7. So that is so wonderful. :) At the 11 o' clock feeding I got to try nursing. :) She did really well and took in 14 mL. Yeah. Then throughout the day she was very sleepy and took in her feedings with a bottle or straight into her gastric tube. She seemed pretty content sleeping the day away.

5 comments:

Harley Quinn said...

I'm so glad you got to hold her yesterday AND breastfeed. How wonderful!!

makeup_girl said...

How great that she got out of her box and you were able to hold and nurse her!

~rachel~ said...

So glad to hear!! Yeah for nursing and out of the box.

Katherine said...

Wonderful news. So happy for her and for you!

Quigs78 said...

Awesome! Thank you for so much for all of the updates - I love to hear how great she's doing!

(And you know I love the name Early Bird!) ;)