I remember so many emotions that day: nervousness, excitedness, sadness. I was all over the place. If there was anything I could change, I would make sure I had seen my baby before they told me everything.
I had a c-section and they held her over the curtain for a second. That was it. I was in the recovery room when about 5 doctors descended on Aaron and I — without my daughter.
Nothing could have prepared me for this journey. But telling me all the things they did without having seen her made me sad.
She is due for another (and hopefully last) open heart surgery sometime in the near future.
Harper has also had something taped to her face since she was 1-month old when she got an NG tube in her nose to help with feeding. But today -nothing. Just her beautiful face!
She has been off her oxygen since 2 p.m. Monday afternoon and she has been keeping her oxygen saturation above 95 – even while she was sleeping.
The PICU let me decorate her room. I know Harper doesn’t know, but I appreciate them indulging me. First birthdays aren’t supposed to happen in the hospital.
But she is surrounded by people who love her. Yep, I’m talking about Akron Children’s PICU staff. She is loved by so many here it makes it a little easier to have a bday here.