Now that she doesn't have any IV nutrients, she also had her percutaneous line removed! So at this point she only has the following items attached to her:
- feeding tube
- CPAP (which includes two tubes and one wire)
- "leads" to monitor temp, heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen levels (which includes five wires attached to various places on her belly and under one arm and one wire strapped to her foot)
The "leads" (not sure of the official term for these) are something she'll have on until she goes home so those don't really count as something to be working toward removal of. At this point, it's just the feeding tube and the CPAP that are items she'll need to grow to live without.
They weighed her after we left last night since they didn't do her "facial" at her usual time because she had just gone back on CPAP. I forgot to get her weight this afternoon, but I do know the doctor said that it was a down a bit. I'll post it to the sidebar once we know what it was.
Also, the results of the nose culture are in. The only bugs that grew in the petri dish are those normally found in the stomach. So it looks like she had some reflux that went into her nose and decided to camp out, causing the pustule. So no infection! The Lord is so good, and we are so thankful for His healing and growing of our little girl.
They put my milk in a syringe wrapped in a plastic glove and then put it in a cup of water to warm it. Two nights ago Ellie's nurse Christine drew this picture of a pug on her cup.