Lilyann is doing better...she is off the pacemaker (it was on standby incase she needed it) Her heart is beating on it's own. She is officially off the oxygen. She has been breathing on her own since she came out of the OR; but her oxygen stats were not the best. The respiratory therapist was there this morning...dialating her airways and "stimulating" her lungs (helping to break up everything in her lungs that has settled) She had her first feeding this morning (before 8am) and she consumed 2oz of pedialtye in about 5 minutes...which is awesome. Before it took her almost 20 minutes to consume 1 oz. We are so overjoyed about the good eating report. This was her very first feeding since 3am on the day of surgery...so she was one hungry baby. They will start her feedings back slowly...her degestive system needs to full wake up...so she doesnt get a swollen tummy.
Lily was awake a little while ago...and she wasnt happy...she wanted to eat, and she wanted to be picked up. And she doesnt understand why we arent feeding her and picking her up. She was squeezing my finger today...and when they gave her a little more bottle, she reached up to help hold the bottle in place. Lily is getting fiesty, too...she wants to be moving around...Im so happy that she is doing better...im ready for her to be moved to a regular room. Dr. Mendeloff said that she should be out of ICU tomorrow!!! YAY!!!
Continue to pray...and thank you for all the prayers from all over the world for our precious Lilyann.