Day 4, and Lucy’s keeping up the good work so far. It’s impossible to be too excited; everyone keeps telling us that something will happen soon. But for now, she’s as stable as she can be, and they’re going to start feeding her milk as soon as they can find a feeding tube small enough. Once I have time to get the computer set up, I’ll start keeping track of Lucy’s progress on my blog instead of Facebook.
Another quick update. Lucy is almost 4 days old now, and is doing pretty well. People keep telling us this will not last, so we’re kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop, but the longer she’s stable, the better obviously. The cardiologist looked at her heart and didn’t find anything wrong, so that’s good. Words can hardly describe how awful it is to be home tonight without her, so far away. We’ll be going back tomorrow, and we’ll be staying indefinitely at the Ronald McDonald House to be near her. Love to all of you, and thank you for keeping Lucy Anne in your hearts.
Quick update: Day 3, and Lucy is hanging in there. The ultrasound showed no major bleeding. Still waiting to hear from the cardiologist, and they’re monitoring her very carefully. I’m being discharged this afternoon. Again, thank you all so much for the love.
Okay, for those who wanted an update on Lucy, here we go. She’s doing as well as can be expected so far. She’s on a ventilator, phototherapy, and various medications being given through a central line in her umbilical cord. The cardiologist looks at her heart tomorrow and they did an ultrasound to check for bleeding in her brain today (no news yet). So far so good, but the next few days will be critical. We’ve been completely overwhelmed by the generous outpouring of love and good wishes, and can’t even begin to thank everyone. We’re being super well-cared for, and I don’t know what we’d do without you all. Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts.