Finally- some good news! Baby boy's blood samples came back negative for viruses, so we are out of the isolation garb! The doctors really think he is having withdrawals from the Fentanyl (he has six of the score factors) and since they have given him medication to help, he has been so much more relaxed and his eyes do not have that sad, fearful look anymore. Who knew we would be excited to find out that our baby is having withdrawals from drugs -- that is the crazy world we live in right now! Since then, he has had his first sponge bath, breast milk, and new linens. He is a new baby with his Mohawk back in style. He is finally sleeping peacefully and even the nurse can't believe the difference from this morning. Yay! Small blessings in a huge way.
And, I do not have to throw my freezer-supply of milk away, which if you are a nursing mom, you know how much work that is. I am working with the lactation ladies, a pharmacist, and Lincoln's team to figure out the best plan for my diet with his restrictions. Small steps, but at least we are moving forward.