Another day, another milestone...Annabelle began continuous feeds today! She was started early this morning on some pedialyte and had no residuals so they began her on Mommy's milk this afternoon. So far, she has kept it all down and had no residuals with it either! She will remain on continuous feeds through her NG tube (tube that goes in her nose to her stomach) until she gets up to a certain amount per hour. This is another big step for her. Please pray that her little tummy can handle it and that we are able to keep feeding her well.
Annabelle also shared three poopy diapers with us today! I don't think I have ever been so happy to see a poopy diaper in my life! It's amazing what you are thankful for in situations like ours.
The PC and Annabelle's nurse noticed this morning that she still sounded a little more hoarse that she should so they had an ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat doctor) check her out. We found out that her left vocal chord is paralyzed. This is not uncommon for the procedure/surgery that she had done. Apparently the vocal chords' nerves are right next to the aorta where the surgeon had to do a lot of work (and extra work), so it got knicked a little. They are not concerned about it at this point and told us that it usually gets better over time. She was already sounding better & a little louder by the early evening. Considering all this little angel has gone through, this is nothing to get worked up over. Plus, she has got my genes so I am sure she'll be talking soon enough.
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