I’m sorry I haven’t been posting; I know many of you have been concerned about what’s happening with our baby. I’ve been going to the hospital to be with him every day and that takes almost six hours a day, which especially in the immediate postpartum stage takes a lot of energy. So I’ve been too tired to blog.
But I feel like I have to update you because I don’t want anyone to think that the absence of posting means things aren’t going well. Actually, the baby is doing amazingly! His white blood cell count is down to normal, his heart is functioning totally normally (no sign of the structural problems they expected to find), he’s off oxygen and breathing normally on his own, and he’s off a feeding tube. Yesterday I was able to nurse him for the first time, and today the doctor said that he can eat as much and as often as he wants.
And more cautiously good news is that the doctor said we should be able to bring him home tomorrow! Assuming that he continues to do as well as he’s been doing until now, is the only caveat. We were hoping at best that he’d be home for Shabbos, so this was beyond what we were hoping for. The kids are very excited and hopefully when I call the hospital in the morning before I catch my bus, they’ll tell me that we still have a go-ahead for that!
To all of you who kept us in your prayers, thank you very much – they obviously worked!