Staying in Perspective

December 22, 2011 at 7:29 am 4 comments

It was a cloudless night. Crisp but warmer than our usual Decembers. The path from the parking lot to the hospital’s entrance was lined with small evergreen trees trimmed with tiny twinkle lights. Just as I stepped out of the car I could hear church bells pealing, “Oh Holy Night”. A combination that took my mind off my aching baby and her tiny daughter. A reminder that I have so very much to be grateful for. My girls are alive and this scary time will pass.

Baby Preslie will not eat. She has no interest in all the work of sucking on much of anything. As a result she’s now jaundiced. Nobody is yet sure whether her intestines are working properly and since she won’t eat they’ve decided to feed her with a tube until she will. There are so many wires and tubes connected to that tiny body it breaks my heart to look at her. I feel like there are things they aren’t telling us. Why would she need a heart monitor? If she’s on a feeding tube, why does she need an IV? Talking to nurses is like talking to a career politician sometimes, they say a lot of words that add up to zero content.


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  • 1. anhinga  |  December 22, 2011 at 8:16 am

    I’m sorry Baby Preslie is having such a hard time starting off in this world. I do think the heart monitor and IV are absolutely routine for preemies. I know it is scary to see, though. Both of them are going to be fine. Lots of prayers going out for them.

    How is Daddy?

  • 2. guyana gyal  |  December 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Sending prayers for the little one.

    While waiting for my mother to have surgery, I felt just like you did…that there’s NO-ONE WHO WOULD TALK TO ME to explain anything.

    But don’t worry, baby’s going to be okay. Talk to her, sing, touch [if they let you].

  • 3. laurajsews  |  December 23, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Awww Kat I’m sorry it’s so tough for you dealing with all the unknowns surrounding baby Preslie. The first weeks are the most difficult. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. xo

  • 4. Dave  |  December 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Its a worrying time, but with the monitoring and on hand nursing she’s in the best place. It must be hard too with a large family as others are excited about Christmas and others worrying, but I bet all are rallying around.


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