Friday, 15 March 2013

Half Way to Home

We are now at 13 mls an hour of full concentrated breast milk.  That little girl is a super star and is tolerating it all beautifully.  The doctors keep telling me how well she looks and how well she's doing.  She is now off oxygen and was full of smiles and energy today.  

Sadie was up until 2:00am last night.  She did not have any more diarrhea or any vomiting.  She did have a very high fever and was clearly not feeling well.  She had a low grade fever this morning and was still not quite herself but seemed to perk up in the evening tonight.  We put her to bed fever free and are hoping that whatever that was is gone.  Maybe she got Rotavirus and your prayers removed it from her body and brought our healthy girl back!

Shawn slept at the hospital last night with Hope and spent the morning with her.  She smiles like crazy for him, you can tell she misses him during the week and is excited to see him on the weekends.  Shawn was off today as Melanie was away and we had to cover both kids.  Tomorrow I'll head to the hospital and leave Sadie at home with Shawn to make sure she's healthy before we let her go play with her sister again.  

Tomorrow we will reach the half way point to full feeds.  It's difficult to believe we could be half way to home!  We found out today that the nursing company we were blessed with Rachelle through, has found us another nurse.  We're hoping she'll be able to start in our home and not in the hospital.  If everything works out with the new nurse we'll be able to have a few nights a week of sleep.  Having Hope at home is a lot of work.  I reminded Shawn tonight that if Hope is home we can take turns getting up with the girls and have a sleep in day.  We haven't had that opportunity in a while, one of us is getting up to get back to the hospital and the other is up with Sadie.  We are going to take a second honeymoon once Hope is stable and will sleep a lot!  Thank you for continuing to pray us home!


  1. Happy news. So glad! Thinking of you all from Turangi New Zealand. :)

  2. Wow, that is fantastic news!! Praying for continued progress with the feeding and bettership for Sadie! Much Love from South Africa XxxxX

  3. Such wonderful news. Will continue to pray that soon HOPE will go home. God bless you all

  4. yay! Praying for you, Amy, Shawn, Sadie, and Hope.

  5. This is such an encouraging post! Praying daily & believing for miracles!