Thursday, September 04, 2008

The good, the better, the best

The good news is that I had a lactation consultation today and we actually got Ms. N on the breast for a bit using a nipple shield. I wouldn't have been able to do it without the specialized help. I told her right off what the problem was...she wouldn't latch and would just shake her head about too and fro and scream her head off. The lactation consultant immediately knew how to "fix" it based on my description....nipple shield. It took both of our hands, but we got Ms. N going. We have another consult scheduled for tomorrow before we leave.

The better news is that Ms. N passed her hearing test today. If she was going to have hearing loss as a result of the meningitis, it would have been immediate.

The best news is that unless Ms. N has a complete health breakdown between now and tomorrow or fails the car seat safety test, she is coming home tomorrow. Hip Hip Horray! It's going to be a long day. As I know from discharge of Mr. R, it will take all day, especially with needing to do the car seat test and having the lactation consult.

It is going to be a long busy day tomorrow and a wonderful busy weekend with my entire crew home this weekend so I'm off to see if I can get an hour or so of sleep before Mr. R wants some grub since I didn't sleep much last night.


Anonymous said...

Hurrahh!!! Congrats ! We look forward to your posts once all of your crew is home safe and sound!
Hugs Ruth

Joalni said...

How exciting! I hope it all goes smoothly!


Jen said...

OMG!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't even believe this!!!

I hope it all goes well :) I can't wait to see the pictures of all of them together :)

Laura in L.A. said...

Fingers crossed, fingers crossed, fingers crossed!

This is so exciting! :)

Love, Laura

calliope said...

wonderful, wonderful news!!

will be thinking of you guys all day.

Aimee said...

Yippee Deb! Excellet news! I can imagine you're super excited to have your whole family home with you! :o)