|My babies will never know how happy I was to see them on this day. I let my worries float away as we cuddled up to watch some toons.|
Home, Sweet Home...
Finally! Danielle no longer required oxygen and her IV had been removed. She was eating, sleeping, peeing and pooping... all the things a newborn does best. We spent a few days watching and waiting. She was doing very well. There were no more episodes of low oxygen saturation or signs that she needed further treatment in the NICU. So why isn't there any talk about discharge? I know that she had charmed her way in to the hearts of the staff in the NICU but she was mine, it was time for her to come home!! I had to make a case that she didn't require treatment any longer and that she needed to be with her family. Thankfully the neonatologist agreed. We put the kids to bed that evening and left them in Uncle Doug's care while we went to get our baby. It was around 11pm when she came home. Although it wasn't the way I had imagined her homecoming, the kids faces when they found their baby sister the next morning where priceless, all lit up like on Christmas morning.
Raising a child with special needs may be overwhelming at times, I'm sure, but I'm making a conscious decision to live for today and enjoy my family to the fullest... I'm holding on to this joy!
Worry is not concern which would motivate you to do everything possible in a given situation.
Worry is a useless mulling over of things we cannot change.
Seldom do you worry about the present moment; the present moment is usually all right. When you worry, you either agonize about the past, which you should have forgotten long ago; or you agonize about the future, which hasn’t even come yet.
The tendency is to skim right over the present time. Since the present time is the only time you can live, if you don’t live it, you’ll never get around to living at all.
If you live in the present moment, you tend not to worry.
Thank you to our families and friends for all your love and support.