I don't have much of an update this afternoon. Things here are still going well. Gaines is staying put and I still don't have any signs of infection. I know Beau explained the WBC count this morning. That explanation from the doctor last night made me feel much better. I must have freaked out about it a little more than I realized because I've had three nurses and three doctors come in here to talk to me about it. I really didn't mean to cause such a stink over it but all of their reassurances has made me feel a lot better about it. Really, I was already over it before the first doctor ever came in last night, but that's ok.
We had a visitor from Montgomery today. Someone I work with was up here for other reasons and came by. That was a nice distraction for a while. I feel like we talk any visitors we get to death. Other than ourselves and our poor nurses and doctors we don't have anyone but each other to talk to. Our favorite attending just came in a few minutes ago. I let her off easy this time, but last time I asked about her vacation, her education and basically her whole life.
The days here are getting longer but I'm thankful for every one of them. I know that we are in such a better place now than we were five weeks ago. If we make it to 34 weeks we are now halfway there. Tomorrow it will be all downhill. It could be sooner but in no more than 5 weeks, Gaines will be here and phase two of this adventure will start.
One more thing and I'll go. I found out that little boys have a harder time and take longer to get out of the NICU than little girls do. I'd pretty much known that all along but a nurse finally confirmed it for me yesterday. We were talking about something related and I just asked her. She hesitated before she answered but I appreciate her honesty. Knowing that will help me from getting discouraged if things take a little longer. Please keep praying for a healthy Gaines.
Ok...that's it for now. Hope you all have a great afternoon.