The Stibbe family is happy to report that all things with Sam are looking up and things with Jack continue to go well!
We met with the surgeons yesterday who described Sam’s most current x-ray as “excellent.” The plan right now is to start slowly removing the drain on Tuesday (7 days from the day they put the drain in). This will take anywhere from 5-7 days; they will only pull out approximately one centimeter at a time. After the drain is out, they will start Sam on feedings. Right now, he is receiving nutrition through fat emulsions and TPN- supplements instead of breast milk because the doctors don’t want his little tummy to do any unnecessary “work.” They just want it to repair.
Sam gained 40 grams yesterday! However, he had two poops today so he probably lost all that 🙂 The poops are a GREAT sign- it means everything is back to working properly!
Some of the most exciting things that have happened lately…
I was able to hold Sam on Friday!!!!!!!!!!
Adam got to hold Jack today!!!!!!!
We gave Sam his 1st bath!!!!!!
On a side note… I just realized I have neglected to give my husband a huge shout out— he bought me the most beautiful diamond earrings as a present. They were supposed to be my “push present” for when I delivered; he then gave them to me as a “bed-rest bonus,” and then they became my “push present” again<–the pushing aka emergency c-section!