Today the doctors said Reed can come home tomorrow, New Years Eve. What a way to celebrate the New Year! Reed is going great, gaining weight. He has a goal of taking in two and a half ounces per feeding. They take my expressed milk and add more calories to it, so the calories are high, yet the volume isn't too large. He gets tired easily during feeding, and falls asleep. We help him finish off the rest of the bottle by infusing it slowly through a naso-gastric (NG) tube. He may need to have this tube for a month or longer. In the mean time, I'm still pumping.
We are being sent home with a bunch of equipment to help take care of reed. He's on a medication to reduce stomach acid, sleeps in an incline position on a wedge, we are renting a scale, and have a service that delivers the supplies we need for the NG.
I want to thank everyone that sent positive emails, brought over dinners, watched my kids, and family that stepped in and helped out. Rylan and I couldn't have survived without you.