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October 25, 2005

In Nana's arms

[Ed. Note: Yet another installment from my blog on the March of Dimes web site. I wrote this about three weeks before they sent our little girl home. Connie and Jenna came out to visit and to offer their support and I felt that I had to blog about it. Hope you enjoy.]

What a great time we've had with "Nana" and Aunt Jenna. I think they've both held her for at least two hours each, and she really relaxes in granny's arms. The spoiling has already begun, I swear, this little girl has more clothes than I do!

Exciting news... today when we showed up for our afternoon visit I noticed right away that the oxygen saturation line on the monitor was gone. I looked at Judy and she said, "Wow, you sure noticed that fast. Yup, they've stopped watching her saturations." I swear, I jumped and danced around that room for a good minute. WHOOHOO!!! Our biggest worry, our biggest concern, finally I can stop staring at that blasted blue line!

Her blood pressure was really good this evening too. I don't want to get too excited, but Judy said something that got me to thinking it could be soon. A few weeks ago they did Daisy's hearing test, one ear passed right away, and the other said to retest. Well, all along they've been telling me they'll wait until right before she comes home to retest her other ear, to give it plenty of time to drain after the O2 was off. Judy says to me "This week she has her eye test and her hearing test, plus the physical therapist will probably see her as well." Now, I know I shouldn't make too much of this, but well, they SAID they wouldn't test her until right before she comes home AND the PT just said she'd want to see her once more before she comes home. Could it be that they are thinking she might come home next week?!?! I'm scared to ask, and I'm scared to hope... but that would be so wonderful.

Out of her last 8 feedings, she has taken 5 by bottle - we're getting there! Oh, sometimes she takes more than her "prescribed" 45 cc's - even taking 50 cc's here and there. She's a little feeder and grower. I think she'll hit 5 and a half pounds tonight.

I just want to hold her and hold her and then hold her some more - she's the most amazing, beautiful wonderful thing I have ever done, I am so proud of her.

I hope you're all having a nice weekend - I'll keep you posted.

Posted by sam at October 25, 2005 10:12 PM in Daisy rant

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