Thursday, December 4, 2008

Gauvage

That's the name of a feeding tube that goes in through the nose. And Amelia got one this afternoon. To tell the truth, that's not a bad thing. It means that the neonatalogist is ready to ween Amelia off the IV fluids so she'll be exclusively on my milk.
There are three new babies in the NICU, making it full. Of course, there are only 5 beds, and one baby that came the day before Felix was transferred out yesterday. But now it's Amelia's turn to be transferred out to make room. Yep, she's going to the special care nursery.

So, although it might seem that the feeding tube is a step back, it's just a preparation step. Kari said she thinks that Amelia might be fighting off what I had and that's why she hasn't eaten well the past couple of feedings. Either that or she's just being a normal preemie. Whatever it is, I'll be glad when she's past this particular hurdle. Man, she hates being so hooked up. Kind of like her mom...

5 comments:

nora.lakehurst said...

SOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!! And yeah my sisters had that then they came home toooo early and almost died twice (not to scare you) anyways so yeah If you get a nurse at UVRMC (not sure where you are) and her name is Janice and she has dark hair that is my SIL. She is so awesome. I love her and she loves babes.
Well you tell her that she needs to get better so I can come over and take some pictures for ya.

Beth said...

She is cute! What a great picture!

Kristin said...

So glad to hear she is progressing. Darling picture indeed.

BeatlesDiva said...

Even with all the tubes and wires on her, she's soooo cute!

Becca said...

<3 She's adorable!
-Becca