Silver Lining of the Day

My child has been at the absolute bottom of the priority list today. It’s been a little frustrating for us because we had to wait for the doctor to get any “official” news. But, the thing is, if there were ever a place that you would want your child to be a low priority it would be in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The baby that I think looks pitiful with a tiny tube in his mouth looks like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast compared to the vast majority of children on his hall. I am glad to let them have the doctor’s and nurse’s attention first.

Thank God for perspective.

Here’s the news:

Creighton is going to get to try and take a feeding by mouth tonight instead of by gavage (feeding tube). He has been chewing on his fist all day, but the nurse had to wait for the doctor’s orders to let me try and feed him. Our first attempt will be at 8 p.m., but even if he is still too congested to eat by mouth, he’ll still get all the milk I’ve been pumping all day. So that’s a very good thing.

Here’s the rub:

The earliest that Creighton is going to be going home will be tomorrow night. I, however, have got to be out of my room tonight. So we have to go home without him. Boo. Hopefully it will just be one night at home without him.

We’ll come back and hang with him tomorrow and try and get him all fixed up and ready to go.

Here’s a picture of Josh and Creighton in his NICU room. It’s just a tiny little tube.

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P.S. Sorry if you have tried to call me. My cell phone charger has disappeared and my battery died yesterday. But most of y’all know I’m terrible at returning phone calls anyway 🙂

3 Responses to “Silver Lining of the Day”

  1. amy August 1, 2008 at 8:33 pm #

    i am praying for you now that the feeding goes well and that your night at home is restful. you are still in my prayers and he is still sooo cute!

  2. Mimi August 1, 2008 at 9:55 pm #

    I hope that the feeding tonight is going well. I love you all!

  3. Heather Anderson August 2, 2008 at 1:17 pm #

    I am happy to hear that he might be going home soon. I can only imagine how hard this has been, but like you said you also feel very lucky at the same time. I can not get over how cute he is!!! Y’all are in our prayers.

    Love~~Heather and Mark

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