Marcus has slowed his breathing down a little bit, so finally there is a little bit of progress there. He had another chest x-ray and doc says the infection in his lungs looked like it was getting a little bit better. I can't explain how good it feels to hear even those little things, rather than hearing "he's pretty much the same." I finally quit crying in the NICU, too.
The best thing, though? He's had two bottle of mama's special dairy delight! The doctor was in the room this morning and originally said Marcus couldn't have food until tomorrow. Then little man starting smacking like crazy on his binky, and literally made the doctor turn back around, take another look and change his mind! Didn't even have to use a feeding tube, since he was acting like he could handle a bottle. I got to feed him some milk and he went right to sleep...so sweet.
After his second bottle, our sneaky amazing nurse closed the curtains and let me hold the little guy...until the doctor showed up and she had to dash in and do an about-face. pretty funny. there were two nurses in the hallway trying to stall him as well. yay for fun nurses! Here he is before he had to go back in his bed--feeding tube GONE! smoooooch!
and back in the bed:
and just for fun, a picture of Marcus, with only 2 hours left in my belly:
it feels like it's been a lot more than 4 days...