After about 40 minutes, even though my legs were still not ready to walk, I asked my nurse to take me upstairs to NICU in a wheelchair. I got there just in time. They just got done putting an IV in her little foot. Brandon said it took them about 4 attempts before they got it. Her little hands and feet were purple from being poked so much. Broke.my.heart! Someone let the gates of flooding tears wide open and forgot to close them! Seeing your helpless baby girl so sick and not being able to do one darn thing about it just tears you to pieces. They started her on antibiotics right away and later on placed an NG tube to help her eat. Again, step on my wounded heart some more, won’t you?
That afternoon the neonatologist (NICU doc) talked to us, and after looking at her chest x-ray, he told us that she had Viral Pneumonia. I have never heard of any baby being born with viral pneumonia! He was going to put her on four doses of antibiotics, and if her condition improves, the earliest we would be able to leave was in 48 hrs.
God was SO wonderful that by late afternoon on Thursday (the day she was born), she didn’t need anymore oxygen and she was on room air! Also, we were finally able to hold her that night for the first time. I just couldn’t help myself from falling even more in love with this sweet little girl. I have never been so thankful in my life as I was at that moment when I was holding her and knew that everything will be ok. We are beyond blessed to have her as a precious gift in our lives.
Saturday was my birthday, and we had the ok to take her home! That was the best present I could ever ask for! Today, thank God, she is doing so much better and is such a happy little cutie!Thank you all for keeping all of us in your thoughts and prayers. I really love this bloggy community : - )