I'm trying to hurry up and get down to the hospital, so this is going to be short. Hope's nurse practitioner decided to go ahead and start the formula feeding yesterday. Apparently she thought the "Ooops, it was actually positive" sounded fishy too. So she got her first dose of Neocate yesterday evening. She was quite excited about it, even though she wound up spewing most of it all over me. (This is the foulest smelling formula I've ever come in contact with!) Her feeds since then have gone much better. She has also had a stool that came back negative for blood, though that was before starting the formula. Please pray that they continue to be negative.
I also convinced the nurse practitioner to let me unplug Hope for a little while each day. That way I can carry her around in a tummy pack and only have to drag her oxygen. She wants to make sure that she can tolerate feeds okay, and if so, this weekend I will get to have her up and about for a couple of hours each afternoon. I'm pretty excited about that.
Last bit, then I have to go. Hope weighed 7 lbs 4 oz last night. Thank you Lord.