Daniel’s updates can be found here.
My incision is almost healed and hopefully the steri-strips will fall off one of these days.Â There seem to be no after-effects from the pre-eclampsia and everything seems to have unswelled and gotten back to normal except for my right hand — still having tingling in my fingers.Â The only thing that hasn’t recovered is my energy level — I’m still really exhausted all the time but that’s to be expected, considering the c-section and how sick I was.
We’re two weeks into what could be an 8-10 week stay in the NICU.Â We’re commuting back and forth right now though I’ll be staying down here for a few days this weekend while Jon is out of town.Â We get 2-3 care times with Daniel though only one is hands-on, depending on how he’s doing and what needs to be done.Â We’re getting church stuff and personal errands done in the morning before we head down and Jon is going to be home all day tomorrow to take care of house stuff while I come down on my own.Â I’m just now allowed to drive and I’m hoping it goes well tomorrow.
Faith-wise, it was weird having all of this take place during Holy Week.Â I wasn’t even thinking in terms of the Passion because I missed Palm Sunday and was in the hospital for everything else.Â I slept through church on Easter Sunday because I just wasn’t up to being around people and I had also just gotten out of the hospital the evening before.Â It’s been really trying on my spirit though what I haven’t done is ask WHY.Â It just doesn’t seem like a question that I want answered at the moment.Â I know that I’m much more grateful for what I have each day and I’m living the admonition in Matthew 6:34 about not worrying about tomorrow because today has its own issues.
Please keep praying for us.Â We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers as they have helped tremendously.
Someone in the pre-natal waiting room is obsessing about their grandchild being in a house that reeks of cat and dog…
and also obsessing about how much she wants a cigarette.
Maybe I’m just ignorant but isn’t the cigarette smoke worse for your grandchild than the cat or the dog?
They let me out of the hospital yesterday.Â They removed all the staples and crud from my incision and put steri-strips on it.Â Let me just say that I really prefer the steri-strips!
We went back down to Great Falls today and spent two care times with Daniel.Â He’s doing well and the second care time involved us just sitting with him as he napped and squeezed our fingers.Â Jon reads to him every day and he is becoming well-versed in Dr. Seuss.Â Â (Reading actually *helps* the babies.)
I’m working on getting the CaringBridge site up and will put the link up here once I have it in place.