55. Total of 55 cc’s out of her chest tube yesterday. Better than 80, but still a little bit to go. Nicole, our nurse today, is giving Gabi a bath and she called me to ask if we had any clothes at the hospital for her! So cute. We can cut holes in the jammies for the chest tubes and her IV in her foot or use ones with plenty of snaps. She is getting there. Slowly, slowly slowly.
Carsyn is doing well too. You can see her progress at caringbridge.org and visit website babybuchmann. We are starting to see other Norwood babies pass Gabrielle in their progress and some are planning their trips home already. So happy for them but really stings knowing that we will most certainly celebrate Gabrielle’s 2 month birthday in the hospital. That green monster can get at the best of us. On the other hand, some families had to say good-bye before their children ever got to come home at all. It’s all perspective and appreciating our children while we are together.