Not sure I've ever been so jealous!
Steve was able to give Evelyn Grace her first taste of "food" tonight. Thankfully I have been pumping and getting a little milk (praying for more) and he was able to feed her that at her first feeding. We are so glad he was there for it (at least one of us was) but seriously, this should be reserved for mamas!!!
And now please PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY!!!
We are praying the Lord would graciously allow this feeding to go okay with no complications and no leaking out of her chest tubes. They will be closely monitoring her chest tube fluid for breastmilk...If milk comes through they will confirm a problem with her lymphatic system and the chylothorax diagnosis. This will mean she will not be abel to feed for about another 3 weeks in which time we will pray and they will hope that her body will self correct. They will try again in several weeks and see the results. It could potentially go on like that for some time OR her body will self correct and begin to heal. It's our prayer that the feed will go well and there will be no complications with it...will you join us?
Enjoy your milk coma baby girl - may there be many more to come!