Well, as you can see, Skylie is off oxygen. She has been doing great with that, other than some lower oxygen saturation numbers while she is sleeping.
We were so sure we were going home today, but it was decided that she needed some more time. She is still a little wheezy and still requiring deep suctioning...something they will not allow me to do at home. She has recently spiked a small fever, too. So help me God, if she has caught some other illness on top of the RSV, I'm gonna scream.
I miss my kids. Several people have had the bad luck to receive a phone call from me, while I was crying. I've never been apart from them this long and it hurts. I cannot wait to be home with them again.
Several thank-you's are in order:
First of all...Mom. Josh has had to work nights all weekend and his Mom has been living at our house, taking care of all the kids. Due to all the germiness in our home last week, Josh already had to take time off and couldn't do it again. Mom volunteers, without hesitation every time we need her. I know she is worn out and it has been hard (although she'd never admit it) and there are no words to tell her how much I appreciate her help. I don't know what I would do without her.
Secondly, my husband. He is exhausted from work and dealing with the house and kids without me. I know he is stressed out, simply because I am stressed out. He hates to see me exhausted and sad...and I love him for it. He drove all the way out to the hospital yesterday...to bring me my favorite dinner from Cafe Rio and a hug. He knows that I won't leave Skylie, so I'm going all day without eating. I really, really love him for that. Not for the dinner (although my salad was YUMMY!), but for the sacrifice he made.
Thirdly, for all the people who have called/texted/IM'd/e-mailed, all day, every day, to check on us. Meme, Pepe, Crys, Nancy, Lacey, CGF, Coby and Rachel...I appreciate your love and support. It means so much more than you realize.
Being in this little room...half a room, really...is enough to make even a normal person insane. I realized how bad it was when Meme asked me how the weather was here. I had to tell her that I didn't know! I haven't been outside or even seen outside (I'm in the half of the room without the window) in 3 days!
So, here's hoping we come home tomorrow. If not, Josh is coming to relieve me for a night, so that I can go home to my babies and my bed. A night without hearing suction, beeping alarms and sickly coughs....surrounded by my babies...sounds like Heaven.