Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Day six and done?

Today is shaping up to be a good day! It's day six, and hopefully we will be able to go home tonight. I don't want to get too excited, but I'm still optimistic. 

Ava had the Torodol pain medicine yesterday, and then switched to Tylenol, and now she's pain med free! Yesterday I felt her tummy rumbling, and then she pooped! Which is an amazing thing for a baby that had an obstruction in her bowels. She pooped two more times yesterday. Nothing huge, since she hasn't eaten since Thursday night, but it still was wonderful to see. She started acting like her normal self. Smiling, clapping, talking, cheesing. It was wonderful to have her back. 

Yesterday was a day that tested my patience though. Ava pooped at 10:30, and the surgeon said to call him when it happened so we could proceed. He didn't call back until 7:30, which seemed like forever. But I kept telling myself that he was probably saving the life of someone else's baby, so not being a emergency was a good thing. But when he did call, he said that they could remove the ng tube and give her pedialyte. She was really excited to see the bottle, but kept pushing it away when she realized that it was water. She's never been a big water drinking so it didn't surprise me.

She had a great night, went to bed at 8:30, slept until 3:20. Then after her vitals check, slept until 7:30. She of course, slept in bed with me. It's funny, when it's my husband's turn to stay here, she'll sleep in her crib. But with mommy? No way. She would even start to scream when I would get up to use the restroom and the nurse was standing there watching her. She said that Ava is really sensitive to where I'm at. It's nice to feel needed though. 

So the dr came and looked at her this morning. Said that since Ava wasn't digging the water, that we could go ahead and try formula, so I called Jake and had him bring some. Ava was super excited to see that bottle, and chugged the whole thing. We have to start slowly though, so it's just 1.5 ounces every 3 hours to make sure she can handle it. Plus she pooped again this morning, the biggest (and smelliest, yuck) one yet, which is awesome. The dr said that if all goes well that we can go home tonight! It's so hard not to get over excited. 

Thank you again for your continued prayers, it's been the longest week in history. 



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Debbie B Sam said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on the stinky poop!!! You are all in my thoughts every minute :) Keep on being optimistic!

Samantha {Moody Mama} said... [Reply to comment]

Keep the optimism :) So glad to hear she is progressing well! She is so cute.

Kris @ said... [Reply to comment]

so happy she pooped!!! and i am so excited for you that things are improving!!! i am still sending happy thoughts!

mercy said... [Reply to comment]

Yay, for the poopies!! Soooo HAPPY to hear that she is doing so well & crossing my fingers that she can go home today. Still have her in my thoughts for her to continue with such great progress.

Sam | Away She Went said... [Reply to comment]

Yay! That's great news! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that y'all get to go home tonight.

Kelly L said... [Reply to comment]

She is so pretty - very happy she is on the mend - nothing worse than our babies being sick.
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Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

so happy !!! i know you could never thought that stinky poop was just what you wanted to smell at one point!! never say never, girl! xoxoxoxxoxox hugs

emilyacarver said... [Reply to comment]

YEA! I'm so happy that Ava is back to her normal self and I'm crossing my fingers you all will be home soon instead of at the hospital!

cheryl @ nefotlak. said... [Reply to comment]

just been catching up of the last few posts since you found out she needed another op.
wow - what a rollercoaster you guys have been thru.
sending over more hugz and healing thoughts thru the airways.
so glad that little Ava has now pooped!!!!
take care.
cheryl xox.

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

I've never been so happy to hear that someone's kid pooped! :) I'm so glad Ava's doing better!!!

Janice said... [Reply to comment]

That bottom picture is so priceless! How wonderful to see her so content and healthy looking! I am so glad you guys are home!

-Lidy said... [Reply to comment]

Yay for pooping! You never know how much it's missed until you can't go. :) Glad things are looking up.

A Daft Scots Lass said... [Reply to comment]

I detest hospital visits with little ones. Its so draining - for them and us.

Glad shes feeling better.

Poor wee button!