Jenn and I both feel that Abby is getting closer to really getting her feeding going. She is clearly trying very hard at it. I have a feeling that once she gets it, which we both feel will be in a few days, there won't be no stoppin! Physically, her mouth is starting to get into shape. Once she gains a little more control and calms down a little bit, that's it. Right now she just gets so excited, she is too funny. She literally tires herself out in a few minutes. Today she took about 6 ml legitimately, and started sweating a little bit, so then we let her rest, and she falls asleep.
Besides smiling, she also does "The Lip." We all know that fathers have little or no defense against this deceptively evil attack! I'll try and get some pics.
Abby weighed 3960 grams this morning. She is starting to gain some weight, which is great. She still gets physical, occupational, and speech therapy every day. We massage her back a little bit. The kidney doctor, Dr. Guillery, stopped by to talk about the blood in the urine. There's not much or anything, just under a microscope you can see the red blood cells. He's not too worried about it. He is doing an ultra sound and urinalysis to get some more info. The balloon is still on for the end of the week, so we'll see what happens. Cultures all negative. Wound vac thing is getting smaller - looking good. She got some blood because she was little anemic.
Jenn and I worked out a schedule for the next week or so, until Jenn's parents come out on the 20th at least. Hopefully, Abby can home sometime when they are here. It might be close, but certainly possible.