Anyway, Louise is still doing well medically. When we went in this morning her nasal tube had been removed and she'd had a bottle or two of expressed milk overnight. She's still pretty uncomfortable and her breathing is shallow and grunty but that's expected. I was able to finally give her a cuddle and a feed this morning though it's a huge song and dance to manouveure her with all the drains, alarms and wires so overnight she'll be getting bottles again.
We brought the children in this evening and it was just the tonic Louise needed!! Her face just lit up when she saw each one and we've finally drawn out a few smiles!!! Of course they were all overjoyed and she looked normal if sick as her babygro hid a multitude-I think the little ones would have gotten the shock of their lives if they'd seen what lay beneath!
Addendum: I'm just up in my room now-Louise downright refused to take the bottle OR a breastfeed at midnight even though she should be hungry. she's pulling at her ear so it's probably her headache but the nurse said she'll get them to check her ears in the morning. She's konked out now so hopefully she'll take the bottle better when I'm not there.