Update on Evan

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Registered: 04-22-2006
Update on Evan
Fri, 10-22-2010 - 11:42am

So, Evan has been moved out of the NICU, into what they call the step-down nursery (the babies are healthier, and are one step closer to going home). His glucose levels are great, so he is off the IV and off all other monitors too. He has a bit of jaundice now though, so they're treating him for that - basically he's in an incubator with a couple bright lights shining on him. Not sure how long that treatment will go for. We'll find out more today.

I was basically an emotional wreck yesterday. I think the biggest reason is, because he's so big, I keep thinking he's full term and that he should be acting/feeding like a full term baby. But, he's NOT and I have to remember that. It's going to take time for him to learn how to breast feed (he's getting better though!) and it's going to take time for us to learn how to take care of him too.

We'll be heading in to see him this afternoon again - so excited to see him again!

Oh, BTW, I've made a photo album for him here:

and I'll be updating it as much as I can :)

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Sat, 10-23-2010 - 9:46am
(((HUGS)) Alyssa!! I totally understand you, having your baby in the NICU is so damn hard!!! I was a crying mess both times. But he is doing better, and I'm sure that in just a few days you'll be going home with him. Make sure to give him tons of kisses and hugs and caresses while you visit him, if you used to sing something while pregnant, sing to him again... remember he misses you as much as you miss him!! KUP