Archive for May, 2007

May 9, 2007

May 9th, 2007

Nora is now nursing on demand and eating until her tummy is full just like any other baby. :)


May 8, 2007

May 8th, 2007

Continued nursing in small amounts along with the 20 ml bottles of breast milk. Nora is doing so well the doctors take her off of the TPN completely at 5:00p.m. They’re even talking of her coming home by the end of the week!! Nora is a miracle baby!


Nora Update Email #4

May 8th, 2007

Hello Everyone!

I am sorry I have not sent out a Nora update but Sarah ended up with an infection in her incision on Friday and had to be readmitted into the hospital. She is doing fine now and they let her go home today and should recover fine.

Nora is doing GREAT! We have been giving her more and more breast milk every day via bottle and lowering the amount of TPN (the nutrient they have been feeding her intravenously that is bad for her but has been needed to keep her alive as her surgery healed) daily. The expectation was that Nora would not absorb any of the milk and would have to stay on TPN and wait for a transplant. On Thursday a doctor told us that she had close to a 0% chance of survival and they were just giving her milk to prove she would not absorb since the textbook said she wouldn’t but Nora has done nothing but prove them wrong. Yesterday Sarah was able to start breastfeeding and today we were told she was being taken off the TPN all together this evening and should be able to come home in a couple days!!!!! The doctors are not sure how she is absorbing the nutrients and actually brought in a group of medical students and called her the “miracle baby” today. All I know is we have a strong little girl and we know that all of your love and prayers played a part in Nora’s miraculous and speedy recovery and we thank you all for your support. I expect we will still have challenges ahead of us but for the moment we have a healthy, beautiful little girl that cant wait to meet you all! Thanks again for everyone’s prayers and support through this extremely trying time.

Montana, Sarah and Nora!


May 7, 2007

May 7th, 2007

Increased breast milk feedings to 20 ml every 3 hours and lowered TPN. Nora is tolerating the breast milk so well the doctors decided to allow her to nurse with mommy for the first time!


May 6, 2007

May 6th, 2007

Increased Nora’s breast milk feedings to 15 ml every 3 hours and decreased the TPN.


May 5, 2007

May 5th, 2007

Increased Nora’s breast milk feedings to 10 ml every 4 hours.


May 4, 2007

May 4th, 2007

Since Nora tolerated the Pedealite so well today she started breast milk feedings, 5 ml every 4 hours.


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