The Light At The End Of A Very Long Tunnel

The Light At The End Of A Very Long Tunnel

We are so close to bringing Nellie-Anne home with us. We always knew there was a list of things the nurses and doctors needed to check off before they would let her go home.

1. She had to be breathing on her own. ✅

2. She had to be consistent gaining weight every day. ✅

3. She had to be orally feeding – bottle or breast – every feeding.

She’s checked off 2 out of 3. TWO OUT OF THREE!

We’re working on the feeding part. She’s still being gavage fed (the syringe), but she’s bottle feeding more often. Tonight, I got to bottle feed her.

She didn’t take all of it. But she’s doing so great! She’s up to 2-3 times per shift, so that’s 4-6 times out of the 8 times that they feed her throughout the day.

We are so proud of Nell. She’s getting so big! She currently weighs 5lbs 4.1oz and is about 17.5in long.

We are so close to bringing her home. I can feel it. I feel like if I reach out I can actually grasp on to that moment.

We are so close.

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