Sorry I didn’t update you all last week but I was feeling pretty poorly. I’ve mostly been resting and fighting those germs.
This is me sleeping on my Mummy’s chest!
I had 4 days on Ward 12 where the nurses could keep a closer eye on me. They soon realised what a tough little guy I am when after 2 days I took my oxygen nasal prongs out by myself and managed just fine and I moved back to Ward 28 on Saturday night.
Daddy had a shock when he came to see me on Thursday. Mummy had warned him I was a bit yellow but he decided I looked like a corn fed chicken. He’s so cheeky….I’ll get my own back when he changes my nappy next!
After 48 hrs with antibiotics locked into my broviac line to try and kill those nasty germs, the doctors tested my line again and it was ok so on Friday night my TPN got restarted. I have had to have lots of blood tests, which means getting jabbed in the foot, but the doctors are happy that the magic numbers are getting better and I don’t look so yellow either.
I have missed my bottles so much and have been a bit of a diva demanding my dummy. ..a boy’s got to have some pleasure! Thankfully the doctor said I could start having bottles again today so my Mummy and Daddy gave me 2mls of milk every 2 hours today. It tasted so good even though it was only a tiny bit.
I still have my silly hat too as I need my cannula for my antibiotics for a few more days yet. The nurses try and wrap me up so I don’t pull at it but I’m quite good at wriggling!
I had my photo taken for the Leicester Mercury too as Mummy is trying to make people aware of how nasty NEC is and for this blog!
That’s it for now as I’ve got to get some rest as my noisy sister is visiting with Mummy and Daddy tomorrow as she’s got a day off school.
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Lots of love