Special Guest Stars in the house!
Awesome Grandma Susan!
And Awesome Nurse/BFF Angela! (I'm pretty sure Jane saw Angela and thought, "Where the heck have you BEEN?" But forgave her when she saw the rockin' onesies crafty Angela whipped up for her -- pictures to come, don't you worry.)
Mom hadn't seen Jane since HALLOWEEN. She's twice as old and twice as big. I mean that literally. Mathematically, Jane is now almost exactly twice as old and easily twice as big as she was then. Kiddo was weighed last night for the first time since she's been in Boston, and she's 5.5 kilos (that's 12 pounds, 2 ounces in American). But then she had an enormously wet diaper after getting some diuretics and an enema that finally did the job, and she's still swollen from the last week's excitement and treatment, so her actual weight is probably closer to an even 5 kilos/11 pounds. In October she was three months old and... oh, wait. I just looked back and she was nearly seven pounds then. Well, darn near doubled in size, anyway. Must you people be so particular about the details?
She started her methadone last night and wow, does that stuff work! They need to fine tune the dosage, though. Her heartrate went down into the 70s today after she got a some into her system. Two weeks ago her baseline when asleep was the 130s. Yeah. Good stuff, that.
I think Jane was really happy to have the company (as was I, as if the tone of this post doesn't make that clear), but she's still so sensitive that the excitement pushed her oxygen all the way back up to 100% toward the end of the visit (she was back down to 70 soon before we left and has stayed there since). But she's definitely making some gains: she doesn't need extra oxygen for normal cares (diaper change and suctioning and that sort of thing) for the first time since she got here, and she's moving around and watching everyone and making her likes and dislikes ABUNDANTLY clear. She wakes up for each shift change, and the nurses swear she's counting heads. They're learning -- you can't put anything over on our girl.
Those cheeks! Don't you just want to get in there and munch? My yummy little sumo girl.