Another two attempts at the long line….. both were unsuccessful, on the bright side she has two brand new cannula’s. An anesthetist will thread a line through a larger vein in theatres hopefully this week. No anesthetic will be required and they will be able to remove it on the ward. This line will probably only last about 10 days, which is hopefully enough time to finish her antibiotics and give her veins a rest.
Ellie seems very hungry the poor thing. She sucks her dummy endlessly and even sucked on the cotton bud that had her nilstat on it (mouth thrush medicine, yuck). She is now receiving 1ml of milk every 2hrs and we are hoping that increases tomorrow.
After being away for two days she looks quite different again. All the swelling seems to be gone and she is a weedy little thing again. Unfortunately I didn’t really get a go experience of her “so piercing, so aware and so incredibly beautiful” eyes (we really like that description – thanks Aunty Julia). She was mostly asleep while I was there today.
The girls did however display a slightly disturbing habit of never being awake at the same time…. I did have words to them about this and said it would not be on when they are both at home.
PS I got to lift Ellie up today while they changed her ‘nest’, it was so nice to hold her, even if it was just briefly.