Sunday, January 11, 2009

Coping


I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The nurse today told me that she doesn't think Little One even needs her NG tube anymore, since she can take all her feeds from breast and from bottle. Her low-flow is coming off tomorrow, so hopefully she will have nothing on her cute little face! All the tubes and things sticking out of her cute little nose will be gone if things go well.

Though the end of her stay in hospital is near, it's still not nearly close enough. There was talk that she may be transferred to another hospital (the one where my friend, Fancy Pantsy had her baby last week). Little One may or may not be moved from Mt. Sinai. I was hoping that she'd just get discharged from Mt. Sinai and that we can finally go home!!!

Little One is doing GREAT :) It's just me that is having a rough time. Living in Toronto for the two months that she has been in hospital is expensive. I'm fortunate that my aunt and uncle have been so great and have taken me into their home. They have been wonderful and I couldn't have gone through this whole giving birth to a preemie/getting air lifted to Toronto/having baby hospitalized for two months without them. The kicker is that even though I've been lucky to have had this support, there's also transportation, food, and miscellaneous expenses that I have incurred while stuck in Toronto Little One gets ready to come home from the hospital. My cell phone bill was so crazy that when I saw the bill, I wasn't sure if I was going to pass out or throw up. *sigh*

It's all worth it in the end. Little One is a healthy, strong, active, alert baby girl. I just cannot wait to get her home so we can have some semblance of normalcy.

7 comments:

merinz said...

I have just arrived back from two weeks holiday - without access to a computer.
So first stop has been to check your blog for Little One's progress. Wow she sure has grown. She is looking great. Sounds like you will both be home soon.
You have done her proud with all the love and attention you have been able to give her.
Looking forward to hearing that you will both be heading home soon.

Veronica said...

(((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine!

You know, before you know it you're going to be walking your Little One to the end of the lane to catch the school bus... hehe.

What a blessing to be ready to go home. Can't wait to see you! March Break is Feb 28 - March 7, so I'll finally get to meet her then!

Lots of love,

EA

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I am SO looking forward to that day as well. You can't rush it, though of course we all wish it could be rushed. I hope she doesn't get transferred. Seems like it would be better just to have her in one place until she's ready.

The thing is, as you said, she's fine. She doesn't know any different, so she doesn't miss home. You, however, miss it horribly. I can't wait until you're all there TOGETHER.

Cherry said...

Hang in there C!
This period of time is almost over.

Autumn's Mom said...

You have been through so much and I know you feel beat down but you've stayed so strong for your little one. It's almost over. I'm praying for her release :) xoxo

Starshine said...

You're getting so close! Hang in there...home is not too far away!

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