Wednesday, July 22, 2009
We Feel Blue
Today was the day we made the decision to leave the hospital. If you were not here to see the NICU waiting room, we had basically made a little campground in a corner and that was our residence for about 5 days. Snacks, games, sleeping bags, linens, books, more laptops than people at times, clothes, you name it. However, since Karsie has been looking so well, we thought today would be the best day to wean ourselves off of staying 24/7. However, it is turning out to be much, much harder than we thought. Our little girl is all alone without her mommy and daddy right across the wall, and even though we can rationalize that she is in the best place with the best people helping her, it's devastating us. We miss her.
On a positive note, Karsie has been looking better and better. Again, we are still so very far from over, but she has fought so hard to get better so she can come home. Her oxygen levels continue to improve, and her blood gases are staying well enough to either wean her or keep her the same. Just before we left, she was as awake as we have seen her. She was looking around and stared right at her parents. Talk about temptation to stay another day. It figures this was the one time that Kevin didn't have his camera. She'll do it again and it will be on here immediately after.
Continued prayers for the EEG test...