I am so thankful for another day. Last night was hard and the only way I was able to sleep was drug-induced from my pain medicine. We went down and saw her this morning and spent over an hour with her. It's so hard to see her just laying there when just yesterday she was moving around (always that left leg!) and sucking on her tubes. They said that she needs to conserve all the energy that she has. I know so many people are rooting for her and praying. The nurses and doctors all say that she is a fighter and she is hanging on. I can only hope and pray that she will continue to do so.
The good news is that her bilirubin levels are down! So as of now she does not need that second risky procedure. Thank the Lord! We still have to have surgery to unblock her lower intestine but the doctors are going to wait to do so until she is fully stable from last night's surgery. They feel that the next surgery will go better because they do not have to lay her on her side like the did last night's surgery. Once this is fixed she can be given food and start gaining weight. Right now she is on an IV.
I will continue to post on my blog when we get updates. Again, thank you for your prayers and encouraging thoughts. I hear so many stories of people who have gone through what we are going through now or survival stories of babies smaller than our little angel. It gives me hope and strength.