This morning we walked into the CICU and Abby was gone! They moved her to a private room and said they are treating her like she is on the step-down unit. It sounded like there were no beds free on the actual step-down unit, so for now Abby will stay in her own room on the CICU. It's much nicer. Before, she shared a "pod" with three other babies. It was a big open room with four babies, lots of people, and no privacy. It was overwhelming for everyone. But now she is in her own quiet space, which is nice.
The doctors and nurses are thrilled with how well she is eating. They said it seems like maybe she won't need the feeding tube much longer, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up.
Her incision looks much better, and the only thing they are keeping their eye on is her heart rate. She continues to skip beats and add extra beats, which causes them some concern. However, the doctor said many times it clears up after some time on it's own. We have to remember she had open heart surgery less than a week ago!
We are holding her lots and visitors are welcome! Keep up all the good thoughts and prayers!