She was also moved last night into a shared room. She had had her own so I was obviously bummed, but I had heard that they were doing this since they have so many cases of rsv there. Well today another baby was in her room. A couple hors later the dad showed up and smelled o smoke. Not what you want around babies with rsv!! I asked my nurse if she thought Alison would be ok and she said she would. Well I didn't feel good about it so I texted my friend who happens to be a nurse there. She said I should ask to be moved since Ali was in the nicu for 3 weeks. She said they would do it even if it took a while. I went back to the nurse and told her that Ali was 6 weeks early and spent 3 weeks at the hospital and I really didn't feel good about her being in that room. She said she'd ask if she could be moved.
She came back and said that they would move her when I finished nursing her. Thank goodness! I didn't want to be around him either! And I feel really bad for his son. No wonder he has RSV! We are now sharing a room with people more like us. So we're happy! I know the nurse probably thinks I'm bossy, but I'm just trying to do what's best for my baby.
They had lowered Ali's oxygen a bit before I left and hopefully they can continue to do that and less suctioning. They can send home oxygen, but I would rather stay an extra day if needed so we don't have to do that. I want her all better and then for her to stay that way! She was 6 lbs. 2 oz. when they measured her before we left. She has been gaining while there, but it sounds like she dropped today. She has been eating pretty well, but she gets pretty tired from suctioning so when they do it right before I feed her, it's a bit of a battle.
Thanks for all of the comments, texts, phone calls and encouragement! We are hanging in there. I stay with Ali in the day and come home and sleep at night (and pump) so I can be a better mommy. Molly is being a good girl and spending lots of time with grandma and daddy. She'll come in in the morning and ask, "Where did baby go?" It's so cute.