It was a big day today. Elvie had her foley catheter removed, and she did great! She is now filling diapers like it's her job. She's also done fabulous with eating all her daytime formula by mouth, and we're attempting to have just one overnight feed be through the NG tube. While we are here, we figure it is best for her to rest, so we have the nurse just do the 2am feeding through the tube. I'm hoping to have the NG pulled before we go home, but we'll see. I'm confident that she can get plenty of calories by mouth at home. We've observed that on days that are busier, she tends to eat less, and so it makes sense that her formula consumption at the hospital is lagging a bit. Every day here is full of distractions.
We will definitely go home with the wound vac. We'll be taught what to do with it, and I'm guessing home health will be by to check on it. They were already lined up for PICC maintenance, which we may or may not need since today was the last scheduled day of IV antibiotics, but we'll see. There are a lot of questions to be answered tomorrow. I'm hoping there will be quick answers to each one and that we can be discharged, but I'm not counting on it. I do think it will be soon. Our surgeon came by and said that if I felt that Elvie was back to her normal self, then we could go home. I do feel that, and said so, and I am hoping everything comes together for all of us to be at home tomorrow night. If not then, I am thinking Saturday at the latest, but I've been wrong before, so don't quote me on that.
Regardless of how tomorrow goes, I will at least be at home tomorrow night; Zinashi can't make it another night without me next to her, and I will gladly go home. We did get moved out of the triple room tonight and right back into our old room, with no roommate as of yet, so I'm not as desperate to be in my own bed as I was last night, but still. It's way better to be home in pajamas than at the hospital sleeping in my clothes, agreed?
I feel like today has been a long one. No big reason, just that I am tired of being here, I think. So I'm off to sleep just as soon as I can get a bit more formula in my sleeping baby, hoping for discharge tomorrow, and in the meantime hoping for no surprise roommate in the middle of the night. Goodnight, all.