Today the Doctor stopped by and thought Kierra was doing so well that she could (maybe) be discharged tonight if everything goes well. God answered our prayers and she is doing very well on the gradual increase in her formula. It is so exciting to see her numbers rise on her feeding pump and go down on her IV fluids!!
Her tube sight developed some pretty major redness today, so we are hoping that is not infected!
The Doctors are being super nice about letting us go home and finish weaning her back to full strength formula at home. As long as she is getting the proper volume and tolerating it OK, the full strength shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
My brother, Joe and his wife came down for the day today. They stayed with Kierra for a few hours while Steve and I got out together. Kobe was with us too, so it was a wonderful day! I hadn’t seen him in almost a week. It was wonderful to hear him talk and laugh again. He almost cried when he realized he couldn’t come up on the floor to see Kierra. Children under 10 are not permitted to visit the rooms right now through the flu season. I just can’t WAIT until him and Kierra can see eachother again! He almost wouldn’t even hug me at first, because he wanted to see her so badly.
We are SO EXCITED about how well she is doing and thank you all for your prayers and encouragement!
Hoping to be heading home in a few hours!!!….(maybe 🙂 )