Today the oncologist came into Riker's room with a smile on his face. Riker is doing as well as we could hope for at this point. She is on day 5 of her chemo treatment and past the real danger period. At this point, she's peeing on her own and the catheter has been removed. She's had two large bowel movements which is a VERY big deal for a little girl who couldn't digest food 2 days ago. She's getting more breastmilk and digesting it well. Her swelling is slowly going down. She hasn't had any fevers. For our little, sick girl, life is as good as it gets right now :)
The doctors say they should be able to extubate her tomorrow or Tuesday. She's trying to hard to wake up despite all the meds they're giving her to sleep. My girl's a fighter :) I cannot wait to be able to hold my baby girl again and feed her. Today is a precious gift and I am going to hold on to that.