A tenth of the way there, theoretically! Tess seems to be responding well to the drug therapy. The nurse practitioner looked gleeful when she said she couldn’t hear a murmur. Tess doesn’t seem like her usual squirmy self, but she’s not getting food and she still looks comfortable so we’re not too concerned.
I’m still trying to figure out how to balance work and kid. 🙂 I had a fair amount of work yesterday, but realized I was a bit hosed when they changed her schedule from every 3 to every 4 hours in addition to my 4 hours on the phone with the insurance addition. I gave up and decided to work the weekend instead. That way I get everything done for Monday morning, which matters this week. A cohort at the office said, “welcome to mommyhood! Does this explain all of the late send times on my emails?!” Touché. Considering our hospital cycle doesn’t change much whether it’s Wednesday or saturday, it’s really no skin off my nose! Knowing the treatment was working made today feel almost normal. We were perky and happy to settle down and work for a few hours, grab a coffee, chat with the nurse (who also adopted!), and kick around for a little bit. It feels almost…normal. Going out last night, even just for an hour, fed into that sense of normalcy – as did joking around with the bartender! Dare I say we could live like this for a couple of months?
We’re just leaving the hospital, and Tess is awesome! They still can’t hear a murmur and her oxygen needs are down. Her need to grab everything means she can hold her nuk in her own mouth for a short while (better than the cannula!), and she’s sucking and breathing at the same time! Tonight anyway. 🙂 They’ll start feeding her again tomorrow. We’re so much happier leaving her for the night with good news!