Yesterday we were moved out of the ICU and into a recovery room. Actually these rooms are more like suites if you ask me. I've never seen such spacious hospital rooms (with showers!). It's been nice considering I've been here every night.
Now that we are in recovery the care of my daughter is falling back on me. Feeding, bathing and changing. It's really nice because it makes me feel like I have a hand in her well being again. She is eating well for someone who hasn't eaten in a week. Unfortunately, they are not letting me nurse her because the doctor decided they want to monitor how much she is eating. So, I am pumping and bottle feeding. Hopefully if she demonstrates she is eating well we will go back to breast feeding in a few days. I may just make that decision on my own :)
Brandon went back to work today. He will be off tomorrow and then work through the holiday weekend (we hope). While he is off, I'm going to try and get some work done tomorrow. I am thankful the Lord is allowing us to keep up a little so things don't get too out of control.
Meanwhile, I am holding Evelyn a lot. She is going through pretty severe withdrawal from the narcotics she was on over the last week. Mostly it is showing up in a lot of shaking and jitters. I think it may get worse before it gets better and the doctor said some residual effects could last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Hopefully it will be on the shorter end! She seems so resilient and thankfully, is not complaining yet. Just shaking.
We are optimistic that we may be able to go home over the weekend once she finishes her antibiotics, demonstrates she is eating well and gaining weight! We'll see. I am content to be able to hold her again, no matter where we are. Elisa sure would like to have us home though!