This is my favorite picture of Davy. It was taken from my iPhone the night she was born. She just breastfed and Scott was burping her. She stayed in my room with me that night. I laid her on my chest and snuggled her tight. If only I knew then what I know now. I would have savored it more. I would have held her the whole night.
These are my least favorite pictures of Davy. They were taken tonight. She is so lifeless and hooked up to so many machines. Surgery and fluids have made her puffy and swollen.
Davy has now been in the NICU for over 3 weeks. She just had her first surgery on Friday. She had a malrotation in her intestines, her appendix out because it was in the wrong place and a feeding tube put in. It's been a rocky recovery for her. She isn't recovering as they would have liked. She has not been able to breathe on her own. She is on a machine called an oscillatory ventilator that breathes for her. She also has pulmonary hypertension and is on medications for it. And last night she had a blood transfusion. She is heavily sedated, so she is feeling no pain when the poke her with needles. We are not allowed to hold her and touch her too much. So we sit in a chair next to her and talk. If I were Julie Andrews I would sing to her, but I'm not, so I don't.
** Scott just walked in from the Hospital, he said she is making baby steps in the right direction. They have turned her ventilator down a little. So.......good news.