We hope everyone had a blessed Christmas with their family & friends! The past few days have been some of the hardest days since Caleigh was born. We are sad that our baby girl isn't home for Christmas, but we know that the New Year will be filled with joy, love & a long awaited homecoming. Eric worked at the firestation today and I stayed at the hospital with Caleigh all day. Both of our families celebrated Christmas early so today was just a regular day ( & Jesus' Birthday of course) with a santa hat or two. I got to room in with Caleigh all day which was really nice. She actually slept through most of Christmas day because she is awake most of the night time now. I bet she was awake for about an hour the whole day! So I'm about to head back up to the hospital to entertain our wide eyed baby. The docs started her on another blood pressure med (this is the 3rd one) to see if it helps. Her kidney ultrasound came back great, nothing wrong. Tomorrow they are going to do a echo of Caleigh's heart to see if the high blood pressure is affecting her any and to see if there is anything going on with her heart that could be making her pressure be high. They seem to think that her liver function may be the culprit but they want to rule everything else out just in case. One nice thing is that on Caleigh's orders for today she wasn't allowed to have any blood work, no heal sticks & basically nothing 'mean' on Christmas Day.
Yesterday, for my birthday, all the nurses, doctors & staff sang happy birthday and Caleigh gave her mommy a birthday card. It was the best birthday present ever! Plus, I couldn't stop crying......even now I'm tearing up. What a wonderful thing for them to do.
Christmas Eve, while Caleigh's IV fluids were cycling off, we took her out in the unit for a stroll. Caleigh wore her Santa hat and stopped to visit everyone & to wish them a Merry Christmas.
Daddy strolling Caleigh down the hall