Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tonight!

Well I am home now. I was discharged this afternoon. Brynlee...Yup that is her name...Brynlee Anne Larsen. This afternoon Brynlee was taken off the oxygen and feeding tubes. She was only left with her IV and her monitors. I got to feed her 5cc's (about a teaspoon) of milk that I have pumped in a bottle. They want to make sure that she keeps the food down and handles it well and also breathes well. So its been about 6 hours since the tubes have been out and she seems to be doing well. We fed her at 2pm, she had another feeding at 5pm and we will feed her again at 8pm. She will continue with the 5cc's for a few feedings and then they will up it to 10cc's and decrease her IV so she will be weaned from that. Tyler and I were able to go to his parents for a little bit to eat Thanksgiving dinner. It was really hard to leave the hospital without our baby, but hopefully by Saturday we will be able to bring her home. We have to wait to see what the heart ultrasound says and how she is tolerating her feedings. I hope that I got all her updates in there...I'm pretty tired. Makenna is doing pretty good considering she has only met her little sister for about 2 minutes and has only seen her mommy a few times in the past 3 days!

11 comments:

krystal jolley said...

OK, well, i'm glad to hear things are getting better instead of worse. I LOVE the name you chose for your sweet little girl. A sweet name for a sweet baby. I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

Laurie said...

Jen, so happy to hear that Brynlee is doing well. Please keep us posted on her progress. Try and get some rest. Let us know if you need anything.

Jeppsen Family said...

What a cute name! All those things you mentioned in your blog sounds so familiar! Scheduled feedings, oxygen, pumping. I felt homesick when I had to leave Maylee at the hospital. I can't wait for your family to be together when Brynlee comes home!! It will be joyous!

Cyndi said...

thank goodness for this blog because I'm going crazy not knowing how she is doing. I'm glad to hear she is doing well. That all sounds so positive. I sure hope you get to bring her home on Saturday. Glad you got to go have some Thanksgiving dinner too.

brittnie said...

Congrats on your new baby! We're so excited for you and your little family! We hope she gets to doing better and that you'll all be home together soon!

Cyndi said...

Oh, and I love the name.

Waggoner Family said...

I love her name!!! I hope things are going well. I can't wait to see you guys!

Corey and Ciara said...

Glad to hear things are going better! Hopefully you can get some good rest, I bet you need it after the long week. Good luck on studying Tyler!

The Orgill Family said...

We love you guys!!
And we looooooooooove her name!!
You are in our prayers and we are crossing our fingers that Brynlee will be home soon!!

Allie said...

Brynlee is a GORGEOUS name. I love the spelling too. I hope you are getting some sleep. Don't feel guilty for taking care of yourself, because Brynlee needs you to be rested & healthy for her!!! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Let me know if I can help in ANY way.

Andy and Melissa said...

I am so glad to hear that things seem to be getting much better. And I also love the name you gave her - very sweet. Hopefully it won't be long now before you have her home.