The good news is that Lily is doing wonderfully. Today her eyes were open for awhile and I got to talk to her and get to know her alittle. It was a great day for me because I got to baby sit for 6 and a half hours. I hope Lily knows me better because of the time we spent together. Also good news, they began to feed Lily a bit of breast milk from a tube today. Its only one milaliter every six hours--just a tiny bit to start her stomach getting used to it. She is still getting all her nutrition from the same source she has since she got to the NICU--lipids, sugars, and protiens from a tube. But they really want to get her on breast milk. The nurse called it "liquid gold."
Speaking of milk, here is a picture of "The Little Cow" that hangs in Lily's NICU room.
Another big stride for Lily was the moving of her feeding lines from her belly button to a PAL line, which they did earlier today, and a PIC line which hopefully they did tonight after we left at nine. Once those are moved and she is switched from an ocilator to a ventilator, Cassandra will be able to hold her. We are really hoping she can hold Lily tomorrow. We left Lily with a new Lovey crocheted by her grandma. I hope it helps her through her painful line placement.
That was our day. Thanks for continuing to pray for Lily.