current weight 3.95 kg or 8.7 lbs.
Bella slept last night (the last 2 nights were a very different story)! I would scream it from the top of the building if I could – she slept! she slept! (selfishly, I slept too!) Her temp is down to 100 and she is SLEEPING again. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I am grateful that little immune system, though impaired, is working and fighting that virus. Such a good thing for this mama to see her baby much more comfortable.
She is safely swaddled up and sleeping in my arms – exactly where she wants to be.
Her doctor came around this morning. The rapid viral test came back negative. Hmm…… We joked that she just doesn’t want to have surgery. They schedule her, she gets sick. Twice now. Who can blame her? It is going to be……..looking for a word………….huge. Don’t ya love my extensive vocabulary?
In case you want to know, Sammi has decided on a name for the virus. It is the “Screaming Fever.” I think it’s an excellent and accurate term.
I really like today’s nurse. She is the clone of Laura M. (one of the wonderful young women I work with at church) . They share the same name, mannerisms, and calm presence. It’s reassuring because I trust and love Laura M. so much that it unconsciously extends to nurse Laura. It’s comforting.
Bella is back on oxygen, but only an 1/8 of a liter. She just needs a little support.
The doctors have made rounds. She is still pulling some, so we are getting an extra dose of lasix today. And, assuming nothing starts growing on her cultures from a few days ago, they will see about scheduling again. Earliest, beginning of next week. We’ll see. We can make all the plans in the world, but we all know this will go according to Arabella’s schedule and no one else’s! :)