Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Waking up to watch the World Championships Marathon online this morning I realized I was originally supposed to be running a 50 mile race in Hot Springs, SD today. What a difference a couple weeks can make.

It was a very active day in the NICU. Luckily for us it was pretty uneventful, save the fact that Charlotte went back on the CPAP around midnight.

Thanks to Kelly and Paul Simon for visiting. We got out of the hospital for dinner and movie with them this evening.

Coming back late, we stopped by the NICU to pick up the pumping items and followed an air transport crew coming in. They were there for a different baby, but as we looked in we could see the light on in Charlotte's room and some activity around her.

We scrubbed in and saw that they were making the final adjustments on the CPAP. Even though we knew it was probable from the outset and there is no reason not to remain optimistic, it was hard to see her go back. It was so nice to see her face for a prolonged period of time.

That, along with the two other babies that had serious difficulty today, brought us back to reality a bit and reminded us there is a long road ahead. She is only 12 days old after all.

And in that frame of mind we, unfortunately, have to leave Marquette for an evening and head back to Houghton. Katie has her follow-up appointment tomorrow. My dad volunteered to come back to pick her so I can stay in Houghton for a few days to get things in order after two weeks away.

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