Much better news at the ward round this morning. Arlo’s infection markers haven’t risen at all and his stomach looks a little better this morning so they’re fairly sure he doesn’t have nec. Huge huge relief. He’s been much more stable respiratory over night and is still quite happy today. The nurse looking after him has told us to go home and be with our older boys. She says he’s stable enough that we don’t need to be camped out here tonight. Second huge relief. Christmas had snuck up on us a bit. I kept vaguely thinking about xmas eve, and if we’d be able to go home or not, and then dismissing it as a bridge we’d cross when we came to it. Luckily it seems Arlo has made that decision for us and given his blessing for us to go home for a while and be with his brothers.