Just as quickly as they come, they go. Days, that is. I'm certain that the past month could be tied in a pretty little package of about a week, although I know that what we've lived could certainly stretch well over a lifetime! The good news is that even though we're working on month 2 in the hospital, the days go by fast and the faster they do, the quicker it will seem before we are HOME.
Charlotte's day was about as uneventful as the last and it's just the way we like it around here! We are hopeful that in the next day or two, she will be extubated. Despite being more comfortable, she will likely tolerate her feedings better. Not that she's having a hard time now necessarily, but certainly when a breathing tube is crammed down your throat, it would make anyone gag.
Her head ultrasound happens tomorrow. We are claiming healing. End of story. (Mommy has spoken...and when Mommy speaks, everyone listens, right?!) Please pray that the ventricles in Charlotte's brain are resolving on their own so we don't have to intervene surgically.
Although uneventful, today was MONUMENTAL for Mommy in that I had some alone time with my daughter...in my arms. Thanks to her good behavior lately, I was allowed the privilege of holding her with the ventilator. PRAISE HIM. It was glorious. It was wonderful. It was perfect. I think I have a permanent neck cramp thanks to staring at her for the hour and half that I had her in my arms. Of course, I don't mind at all. And once she's extubated, she'll be right back in my arms tomorrow...and the next day...and the next.