Monday, May 25, 2009


We got the great news this morning that we get to go home! For now we are going to try to maintain and improve without the NG tube.
I was reading Job this morning and it helped me to improve my outlook and attitude and I prayed for forgiveness about my pity party yesterday. I knew it was wrong but I did not care. Then I was so graciously rewarded with a release!! God is faithful and just and will see to all of our needs.
It was a bit frustrating that the doctor said to make sure to feed her EVERY three hours around the clock until we get her weight up and so continued improvement. I do feed her every 3 and have for her whole life, except when she started sleeping through the night. Then I praised God that I got to sleep. I guess we are back to no sleep for awhile.
As I write my mother in law is on her way to my house to help for a few days and Sean will be gone for the rest of the week for work. Life never slows down but I love my life.
Off to feed, supplement, pump then GO HOME!!


Rebecca M said...

Oh hooray!! I'm so thankful that you are able to take your sweet girl home without the NG tube! Wonderful!

I'm sorry I wasn't able to skip up and meet you on Sunday, Carolynn but I'm so glad you got my note. :)

I can remember how silly (and tiring) it felt to set my alarm for 2am or 4am in the morning to wake my sleeping little guy to feed him so that he wouldn't go too long without eating. With any other baby of mine, I would have just enjoyed that extra sleep at night but, like you, I was under "doctor's orders" to make sure he ate a few times at night as well as often during the day.

When I'm awake at night trying to get comfy again as this pregnancy progresses, I'll be praying that those feedings are going well- and that you are able to get the rest you need as too!

Anissa said...

Whoooo-hooooo!!! Very glad you both get to go home. Love ya!

TulipGirl said...

I am so, so sorry for all the stuff y'all have been going through with your little one. My oldest was dx'd "Failure to Thrive" at 6 m/o. It was scary b/c he went from a chubby baby (16 lbs at 3 months) to a skinny baby (14 lbs at 6 months.) It happened so gradually that it seemed like he was getting "taller" and so looking thinner. . . all sorts of things. The FTT, thank the Lord, ended up NOT being related to an underlying medical issue, but simply insufficient calories. (Cue guilty mom feelings here.) How could I have been not feeding him enough?! You know, "Always feed a hungry baby. . ." I never intentionally let my son go hungry. But he was on an eat/wake/sleep cycle, and I guess the sleeping masked his hunger cues, and (along with the older moms who were helping me) I misinterpreted some of his hunger cues as sleepy cues. It was stressful and a mess and awful. Thankfully, we avoided hospitalization and an NG tube, but it was hard over all.

Praying you and the docs continue to have wisdom.

Grace and hope,

celindak said...

I am so glad your home. So much has happened since I saw you. Sending up lots of prayers. Thanks for finding a great way to stay in touch

belsa said...

Yea!! So happy to hear you are home. I'll keep you, Libby and the rest of the family in my prayers.