The doc just stopped by since I missed them on rounds this morning. He was very pleased that Ander was able to “nipple” this morning with the bottle. Pleased and a bit surprised; he really didn’t think he would. Was also pleased that we’ve been able to nurse some.
In terms of going home he still thinks we’ll be here, overall, a full week (typical is one to two weeks with RSV; he thinks we’re closer to the one week). The key is getting him off oxygen. He said Ander will still have some respiratory distress for a month or more, so he isn’t as concerned about that as long as he can eat. Getting him off the oxygen is the key. So we just continue to wait patiently.
The doc’s parting words were, “Keep nippling.” And suddenly I turn 13 again. Giggle, giggle, blush…he said nippling…