The day has improved, in that Bela has been able to maintain her sats and heartrate all day, but she is still not ready to be pushed at all towards doing more of the workload by herself and getting the breating tube out. We are just glad she's been stable for so long, but I'm hoping to see some progress made towards getting that tube out. THere is only so much progress that can be made in her overall recovery and in how she feels with the tube still in. Once it comes out so much more healing can take place and she'll feel so much better. She is peeing well still and getting more fluid off her, she's not quite so puffy, but getting the tube out is what will really get most of the fluid off.
It's been a pretty quite day which is just great with us! I never again want to go through something like we went through last night. I've never felt that way in my life, I can't even begin to explain what that felt like. I was overwhelmingly scared and helpless and I couldn't stop my body from shaking. I really thought I was watching her die, and it was beyond the worst feeling I've ever experienced. Her nurse was 35 weeks pregnant and said she felt like the whole ordeal almost put her into labor! It was a very good sign however that she did bounce back from it fairly quickly and was able to do it on her own. I was pretty shaken up by it all and am still getting over it. I didn't sleep much last night, I couldn't seem to pull my eyes away from her monitor since it happened so quickly and I was the only one in the room when it all started. But I actually did get a little sleep in today which was good. So we're VERY grateful for a more quiet day, and hopefully she'll stay this way through the night.
Thank you for the prayers, please keep them coming. I know they are blessing her as well as all of us going through this. Please remember all the sweet babies up here right now as well. Everyone keeps saying that there are more 'critical' babies up here right now than ever. There seems to be a crisis going on around here all too often, and the code cart just keeps getting switched from room to room. I was glad to see it get wheeled away from our door this morning, but sad to know it was going to another baby struggling with their fight.. There is so much to be grateful for right now.