I guess this is a good place to start. Two weeks ago, I got Emoree another family visit :) So she has now seen her baby sister twice in 7 weeks. She is so excited about her, and she asks me about her everyday. She wants to know what she is "eating", if I changed her diaper, if she was crying, if she was sleeping... she asks me everyday. I have not missed one day of going to the hospital to be with Anya, and I have also taken a picture of her every single day of her life so far too :) Anyway, here are a few pics from our family visit:
It was everyone's first time holding Anya, except for me, obviously :) Emoree is so excited to be a big sister <3
On Monday October 8th, they decided to do a ph probe test to see how bad her reflux is, to see if doing a Nissen was necessary. Finally, something that made a little sense. During the test, they put in an NG tube to feed her, but then would have to take it out after feeds and meds to get an accurate measure on reflux. This seemed to be the "magic" cure for Anya, removing the NG tube. She totally went off of the nasal cannula! It seems the NG tube was causing her reflux, which led to her desats. Take it out, and her reflux is minimal. So on Wednesday October 10th, Anya had G-tube surgery and it went great. No Nissen, no J tube. Just a "traditional" G-tube. She has been off of oxygen support since. I am now more than ever ready to bring her home <3
Yesterday was my first day back to work since 170 days ago, the end of April. It was quite a surreal experience, but went better than I expected because I was terrified to go back :) Trimming dogs faces took me a little longer than it used to but everything else I did pretty quickly and all went well :) I'm only working weekends (all Satudays, and about every other Sunday), so it works out to only 3 days in October, 6 days in November, and I'm working a few extra in December for the holidays so that will be 9 days. Not too bad!
Here are a few Anya pics from the last 2 weeks:
Now I can't wait to take pictures of her at HOME. Unattached from all the wires (respiratory lines & pulse ox). She will have a pulse ox monitor at home, but I only have to spot check her, not leave it on.