Shalom Remnant Family! Here's the latest update on our niece Hope:
Here's the latest update: she is comfortable her nurse hears bowel sounds so hopefully she will pass a stool today! There is a concern about infection at the abdominal incision. The surgeon came by and said he thinks that it's just swelling from the surgery, but he ordered two more days of antibiotics to be safe and they drew a line on her tummy (literally in pen) around the redness to see if it spreads. She had a routine blood culture (CBC) and it did show white blood cell count slightly higher than normal, so it seems like that's the next important thing to watch. We can hold her and if she passes a stool hopefully we can feed her soon, which is a big step toward getting out of NICU!