As it turns out the father of one of the babies in the Progressive Care NICU came to visit his baby and so he had clearance as those areas are locked. The hospital got a call that he might have a gun on him and there was a warrant for his arrest. The police came and he put his baby down and was compliant but as soon as he was out of the PNICU he tried to escape and the police took him down. Thankfully no one in the hospital was hurt. Read full story HERE.
When we arrived the hospital was still on lock-down with news cameras and police everywhere. We managed to get to the parking garage and by the time we walked through to the hospital entrance lock-down had just ended and there was a sea of people waiting to get in and out. Some Moms crying because their child was locked inside and they couldn't get there.
And it is another amazing work of God because Grace was supposed to be moved to that step-down unit today and the baby in this ordeal was one that was being discharged so Grace could move up. Dr. Scott came down later to tell us it was a little crazy there today and hopefully tomorrow he can get her moved. He remarked, “Maybe it was a good thing she wasn't up there today”. Yes, yes that is true. And he reassured us that it is safe.
She is still a little yellow so they are testing her bilirubin level again to see if it has increased. Right now she reminds us of Thomas as he had breastfeeding jaundice, which was caused by my milk and was our “yellow baby” for almost 3 months. And tonight Gracie really reminded me of Thomas in her expressions.
During the night she took in the most she has taken by bottle which was 35 cc. They increased the amount she should be taking to 60 cc. which is 2 oz. I was able to nurse her tonight and she took 20 cc. before falling asleep. We tried a few times waking her but she wanted nothing to do with that so it ended up being a gavage feeding. But each day she is staying awake longer to take in more. Such a slow process and it all depends on her. As Tia always tells me "She is acting her age. Late-term premature babies are consistently inconsistent" and you never know what they are going to do.
God is so GOOD!