Morning: Frankie slept through the night. He got much needed rest! Dr. Keller came by and took a look at Frankie and was very happy with what he saw. His belly looks good and sounds good. He's had several poops and lots of gas! The replogle was pulled and Frankie got the okay to start eating again! Only at 1/3 of his usual rate though. So far, he's tolerated it very well. We snuck in an Oreo and a Pringle, too. :) Frankie actually drank 120ml orally before deciding no more for the day so I put his ng in to do the rest. All of Frankie's leads were taken off of his chest and an iv out of his arm. He only has one iv now that he gets fluids through and his antibiotics (he won't be off of those until his drain tube comes out).
Afternoon: Frankie officially left the icu! And hopefully for the last time ever! He is now on the 10th floor which is the surgical floor. It's SO nice to have all four of us in the same room! We've missed each other! We got all settled in and Frankie took a nap.
Evening: Frankie has been super snugly and tired. He slept on Joe for quiet some time. They were so cute. I got some snuggle time, too. All of us are staying at the hospital tonight. In the same room. It's a big DiFranco slumber party! Now that Frankie is out of the icu, Lu can come into his room. And since I'm breast feeding, she can stay the night with us! We've taken over the entire room. Hopefully they don't get crazy up here and make us bunk with someone else! Anyhow, Frankie's O2 is at 1/2 liter. Leaving it there overnight and weaning more tomorrow. For pain relief he is getting a rotation of Tylenol and ibuprofen. It seems to be doing the trick. We're all off to sleep now.
Much love and thanks to you all!