So...WE'RE GOING HOME! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! The plan is to spend the night in the hospital on Tuesday night and head home on Wednesday if all goes well. We're so excited and a bit scared, I guess. Blair will still be on oxygen and breathing treatments, so we do have a few things to learn between now and then. She is growing! She weighs 6 pounds 10 ounces now. We got to start breastfeeding on Saturday. That is going well, so I'm excited. Pumping is such a huge time commitment, so I hope that soon I won't have to as much. We pray that we can get home and that God is with us as we go it alone -- well, at least without our nurses who have become like family!
In other news.... My brother John was tackled (helmet to ribs) while diving for an onside kick during the football game on Friday night. He has a second degree liver laceration and is in ICU at the Medical Center. He got two pints of blood and some plasma yesterday. The doctors are watching his hemoglobin counts to see if they will have to do further treatment. If needed, they can do an arterial procedure to try to clot any bleeds. Right now though, he is just under observation. I think he feels ok. They have him on pain medicine that makes him itch, so they give him benadryl, and he's out. Please pray for his recovery as well.
We have had a big weekend, to say the least. I haven't been able to post, because my internet has been down in my RMH room, but I'll try to do better when we get home! Thanks for your continued prayers.
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