Postpartum

Postpartum

We are exhausted over here adjusting to life with three babes, two who are under two. It has been a pretty rough journey. Phoenix has always been a TERRIBLE sleeper, and Valorie only sleeps for 20-30 minutes at a time. Vallie is our fourth baby, the third non-sleeper. We’ve been through this many times and [...]

Still Here

Yesterday was one week since our PICU admittance with Vallie. I haven’t posted since we were discharged, because if I’m being completely honest, I’ve needed some emotional recovery. Recognizing how close we’d been to losing her, to losing another child, is deafening. When she was her sickest, they had rushed us through the ER, and [...]

PICU Day 3

PICU Day 3

Yesterday Vallie turned 1 month old! She’s done so well overnight you guys. We’ve really turned a corner for the better. She tolerated 5 feedings last night and only threw it up once, 8 hours ago. They removed her nasal cannula yesterday evening and she’s done wonderfully on her own, staying around 95-97 while awake [...]

PICU Day 2

Vallie is still doing a lot better than when we were admitted yesterday. She remained on constant oxygen support until around 4am when they were able to briefly wean her off. Unfortunately she struggled with feeds without the oxygen support, dropping back into the mid 80s while eating and becoming aggravated. After about 2 hours, [...]

PICU Stay

PICU Stay

Night one in the PICU. She is doing so much better than the scary state she was in when we got here but she’s still not out of the woods. A major positive is that after 14+ hours of refusing feedings she has finally tolerated an ounce of breast milk which is a huge improvement. [...]