Christmas came early for us. The respiratory therapist and our doctor just came in to check our girl again. Somebody has passed all her requirements and is being discharged to go home! I cant wait to snuggle my kiddos and be home to tuck them ALL in tonight.
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 [...]
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, [...]
The past few days have been quite a rollercoaster for us. The girls were both sick with what was initially diagnosed as colds (plus a double ear infection for Phoenix and thrush for Valorie). Valorie worsened a LOT overnight, her o2 hovered around 90-93 and she refused feedings for 14 hours. We took her in [...]
I have felt I was adjusting so well to a third child in the house, we settled into routine rather quickly, the kids took to their little sister right away. But it can’t all be rainbows and quiet time, right? I woke up in a terrible mood this morning. I’m going to be frank here, [...]
There are days I don’t dwell on his death. Entire days where I manage for it not to pull me under even once. And then there are days like today, his birthday. When I’ve cried quietly, but with all of my soul, for hours. Where I am consumed in my grief and longing for him [...]