As we come to an end on the third day we are both exhausted, yet filled with peace. After our move to a private room today Jane had a MUCH better day. She was able to rest and get away from all the distraction and unnecessary stimuli. She stayed calm most of the day and her oxygen saturation was very stable. (her O2 sats are just one of the critical numbers we watch closely) Jane visited all day long with all the people who came to see her and surprisingly she held up her strength, although being the Mom I had to step in once in a while to remind people that her new “suite” is a hands off and whispering only room.
Daniel and I were reminded today of Christ’s promise that we don’t have to do this alone, nor will He let us walk this alone. We have continued to witness His truth and love over and over again. I think I’ve pretty much cried all day just reading the beautiful words that you all have shared! We both have been so uplifted!! Although this is her first great day (and can’t be expected everyday) we are holding on to the moment and praying that we start to see more positive trends. ***even healthy babies face a HUGE transition period from utero to the “real” world–Jane justs gets to start off running a marathon without having trained for it. At this point, I still have not been allowed to hold her but I ask everyday in hopes that sooner or later I will get a YES!! I’m dying for that moment….
Anyhow- a few notes about visiting hours. Visitors are only allowed between 7:30am & 7pm. Please try your best to stay within those times. The nurses require their privacy during shift change and they need time to evaluate and assess Jane. We want to keep our nurses on our good side and keep the glares away. Occasionally, they will allow visitors between 8 & 9pm, but ALL visitors must be gone by 9.
Peace and blessings to you all….