we called the nicu @ mcleod one more time about 20 mins ago and got even more good news. apparently when the occupational therapist came around this morning to work with her, they tried bottle feeding. Success! she drank 5ml on her very own before she tired out a little. not too bad in my opinion though seeing how this was the very first time she has ate on her own. they also upped her feedings to 25ml and she is digesting just about all of it. so at this point she is eating almost 25ml every 3 hours. they have not tried the bottle since this morning, but when we get there in the morning tomorrow they said if every thing goes good they will try letting sarah breast feed for the first time. they will also be doing a EEG in the morning to monitor her brain activity. 1 EEG was done shortly after arriving to the florence hospital, the 2nd was done right after they "thawed" her out from her cooling treatment. both showed burst suppressions, but the neurologist said this was to be expected. i am really hoping this next one has some better results, and i think it will.
i had no new pictures of her to post this morning, so i decided to post a pic of a new shelf sarah's dad helped me hang in her room. we hope everyone has a great 4th and if you are in the myrtle beach area, text us. we will be going to the beach to watch the fireworks.