This is a huge step and it should be a very happy one, but I could not help but be a little sad today. Nursery C had become my second home these past 6 weeks. I felt really comfortable there and we have just struck up a really good friendship with Baby K's parents. Not to mention, it likely means we will have all new nurses now - no more Dee and Tana. (But Dee is trying to get moved into D for her shift on Friday - I am positive that she loves Charlie just as much as we do!) It also makes me a little nervous that he will not be getting the attention that he was now that there are fewer nurses in the room. And none of them know him and what makes him tick... Dee was nice enough to write a little note that is now taped to his crib with directions for how to best care for him - all the tricks she has used these past weeks. Oh well, I just have to have faith that it is all for the best.
As for how he is doing - it seems to be all good news! He is almost totally weaned off his fentanyl drip. They increased his feedings to 6 cc's per hour now. They plan to wean the vapotherm to 4 liters tomorrow. And if all goes according to plan, we may get to try breastfeeding for a few minutes tomorrow too! Hopefully the good news will continue even though he misses his girlfriend, Baby K! She is doing well so far, but has a haircut to match Charlie's now - only on one side though! :-)