Day 4 at the hospital brought some continued progress to get back to home. With the goal of having Alli off of the NG tube when we head home today was transitioning back to solid food and transitioning off of the NG tube. To be able to go out without a tube we need to make sure she can get a normal day's nutrition through solid foods (or with supplements). While it is important to get the full nutrients it also has to be a low-fat diet to try and keep the workload of the pancreas to a minimum. We haven't set a date to discharge but the hope is Tuesday or Wednesday depending on how it goes with the solid food.
We also met with a PT doctor to talk about exercises to help rebuild her strength up. We have been making laps around the hospital to help rebuild her stamina and strength as going almost a month without any real food really took it out of her.
Keep the good thoughts coming and we'll update tomorrow.