This is all second hand information as I did not set foot inside the hospital today. I missed my little Hope like crazy and I am already looking forward to seeing her tomorrow morning. She had a great day with Shawn. She had only one small spit up around dinner time. That's an acceptable amount as even healthy children spit up a little. Shawn took Hope outside in her stroller again today and spent 2 hours with her outside. I'm so thankful that Hope has been able to get some fresh air for the last few days, I truly hope we're able to continue getting her outside.
We are praying that she will continue to do well on her feeds through the night. By tomorrow morning, Hope will have been on 100% formula at her full volume for 24 hours. If she made it through the night without vomiting, we should be heading home on her first pass! We plan to bring her home and keep her overnight, but that will be up to the doctor. Previously our doctor had said we could bring Hope home for a sleepover and return in the morning for a check up. We'll see if that is still the plan, it all depends on how Hope is doing.
I feel much more relaxed and refreshed today than I did on Monday. I think it was important for me to take a day away from the hospital. This is the first time I've stayed away for 24 hours and not felt guilty. I guess I realized how much I needed this and knew that it was best for Hope if her mom was re-energized and ready to care for her.
Tomorrow I'll head to the hospital in the morning and Shawn will spend the day with Sadie. He had a few flex days at work that he needed to use and decided to spend them with his girls! Sadie will be going to her first dentist appointment and then visiting the Science Centre with Shawn. I would love to have Hope here at the house when she gets home! I am hopeful that this will work, although I feel guarded after the disappointment last time.
Tonight I hope to get to bed early as tomorrow night I may be getting up through the night to change Hope's feed! Please join us in praying that Hope will continue to tolerate her feeds and do well through the night and into tomorrow as well. I pray we are on the home stretch for real this time. I would love to not be sitting in TPN training on Monday morning.