Thursday, December 12, 2013

Almost Home!

Lily has been doing extraordinary in her bottle feeding for the last 40 hours! So far she has drank thirteen complete feedings from the bottle in a row, with the last three feedings being 75ccs, 75ccs, and 70ccs, respectively--her normal feeding is only 59ccs. If she completes the next three feedings, which are at 12am, 3am, and 6am, she can begin the process of coming home. Hopefully, she will be discharged this weekend if all goes well.

Starting last week, Laura and I have been praying a novena to Our Lady of La Leche and she has really been coming through for us. Before we started, Lily would only drink about 8ccs and there was one nurse, who happens to be her primary nurse, who wasn't very encouraging when it came to feeding her by the bottle. She would always explain that Lily did about 5ccs or so and once the milk hit the back of her throat, she acted as if she didn't want it and so the nurse quit and fed her through the tube. But, since we began the novena, the primary nurse hasn't worked (at least not with Lily) and Lily has had wonderful nurses instead. One day, our favorite nurse, who does a fantastic job with Lily, wasn't supposed to work, but was called in to take a shift--which happened to be with Lily. When Lily comes home, Laura and I are seriously considering making a pilgrimage to St. Augustine to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche.

Please keep praying!

Our Lady of La Leche, pray for us!

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