I held Victoria for a while. Normally, the visiting time allowed is 20 minutes. The nurse let us stay for about an hour. I fed Victoria a little bit by a bottle and changed a terribly poopie diaper. I was feeling more like a mom today for sure!
The only bad news today was that via x-ray, the doctor could tell that Victoria’s right lung had partially collapsed. Yes, yesterday her left lung completely collapsed! Her left lung is fine now, but the right lung is still partially collapsed. They are working on getting it back to full capacity today. The doctor tells us that lung issues are not abnormal for a baby after having such a serious surgery. Needless to say, Victoria will not be moving into a room today like we had hoped.
We sure miss our girls at home. I try to talk to Elyssa several times a day. She is so funny. Right when I get on the phone with her, she immediately becomes a tattle-tale. She either tells on herself or on someone else. Today she told me, after attending FBC Tillman’s Corner with my parents, that a girl named Mattie, in her class, hit her. Then, she went on to tell me that at home with my mom, she spit on the floor. So, everyday I have pretty interesting conversations with her.
Natalie just jibber-jabbers. She will listen to me talk but usually doesn’t talk back. My mom will hold the phone up close to her mouth when she is really talking it up so Mark and I can hear her. She talks up a storm although you cannot understand any of what she is saying. We get a kick out of it.
Our time here has been restful, even though the circumstances have been stressful at times. God has given us peace and has helped us sleep when we needed to. We feel confident in whose hands our little girl’s life rests. She is being held gently in the hands of her Father, who loves her very much.
PS - We are staying with a friend for the next few days. Her name is Erin and we are so thankful that she opened her home up to us!
PSS – We made a little video of Victoria this morning so you can see how much more “herself” she seems. She’s a cutie!