Tuesday, July 10, 2012

We Are Here


elvie and her ng tube

We checked Elvie into the nearby children's hospital this morning, and she will likely stay a week or more. It's been a long day.  We are managing, but it's not easy.  Our friends are rallying around us, though, and helping us with whatever we need.  Jarod's mom will be out Thursday night to take charge of Zinashi.  While Elvie is in the hospital, one of us will be with her at all times.  We're going to make this work, and she is going to get better.  We're already making progress.  I'll keep you posted, right here, from this cribside chair that turns into a bed.

We're going to make it, and then life is going to be really, really good.

26 comments:

  1. You and your lovely family are in my thoughts - Elvie really is like a fragile baby bird, and I'm so glad she has found a safe nest, a soft landing place from which to grow strong and thrive. As we say in New Zealand - Kia Kaha (stay strong)

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  2. So glad she'll have family in the hospital with her. That has to help her healing on all fronts.

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  3. Even though it is probably awful for all of you right now - seeing her have to endure difficult and sometimes painful treatments, hopefully it will allow her little body some time to begin to heal. Her nutrition will no longer depend on her strength to suck and eat, and once she had a better nutritional status, her body will start to develop more reserves to help itself heal and grow. My thoughts are with your family and that sweet baby.

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  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! So glad Elvie is here where she can get the help she needs.

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  5. Lots of love from all of us.

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  6. Lots of love to you and your family, and lots of health to Elvie.

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  7. Sending positive thoughts your way!

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  8. Sending love and prayers from PA. Thinking of you all. Hang in there she is a fighter and will do great. She has already made it this far just a little ways to go now.

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  9. Thank God you got to her and she is getting the care she needs. This story is touching in a way that words can't begin to express to you. I'll be following your updates and hoping for a VERY quick turnaround. xoxo

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  10. I've been on a break from the blog world and am catching up. I am so happy to see everyone home and together; but sad to hear your transition home is not what you initially planned. Little E is lovely and you are getting her the help she needs. One day at a time. Lean on friends and family. Sending you positive thoughts! Meg B (by-dirigible.blogspot--which is currently out of commission and hope to get back to it one day) =)

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  11. You are her champion. She will get better. I guess this is a different way of bonding than you'd planned in the cocoon (which will come), but you are her fighter, and you'll watch her get healthier and healthier, and that is its own form of fierce and undying love.

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  12. Sending many loving and supportive thoughts your way. I know this is not how you had envisioned your new life with your new girl, but I also know that you are doing the best for her, the best by her. Hang in there, all of you.

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  13. Sending love and prayers. Glad you have strong support from friends and family. It is wonderful that you or Jarod will be with her and that she is getting good care.

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  14. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. If there's anything we can send to help please let me know.

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  15. Elvie is such a lucky girl...for getting parents like you who are so caring. I remember being in the hospital when my first daughter was 10 days old. She wasn't getting anything from me as I was trying to breast feed and had lost a quarter of her birth weight. She had a feeding tube too. I know it doesn't compare to getting Elvie on track. She had to be there for 3 days and it is so hard to see them like that. My second daughter went into the hospital at 12 days for a 10 day stretch of antibiotics. It's definitely not easy to have them there and not at home, but you will get through it and it will be so worth it in the end. *hugs*

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  16. Hoping she is on the mend and back at home with you soon. Until then I'm glad she is getting the care she needs and has one of you always by her side.

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  17. So glad she is where she is supposed to be. Not where any of us want her to be. But exactly where she needs to be. Surrounded by your family love and the amazing power of excellent medical care, I believe things will move in the right direction quickly.

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  18. God bless you and your beautiful daughters!

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  19. You are going to make this work, and she is going to get better.

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  20. I know my situation is not even remotely comparable, but I just wanted to tell you that you and your family inspire me. I'm going through a tough time in grad school right now, and these nights when I'm exhausted, working late on a project that seems entirely beyond my comprehension, I've been thinking of you. It makes me feel good, to know that other people are tired and working hard to fight their own uncertain battles. It makes me keep going. So thanks.

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  21. Thinking of your family. Be well little Elvie. Glad your friends & family are rallying around all of you.

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  22. Thinking of you all and sending nourishing thoughts Elvie's way. So sad to see her like this, so fragile...

    But you ARE going to make it and life WILL be really, really good!!

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  23. Praying for YOU, Elvie, and the whole family! Spreading the word- there are prayers coming your way from all over!!

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  24. My prayers are for Elvie and your family. I have been dedicating my yoga practice to Elvie and visualizing her growth and weight/health improvement. She is a beauty. Can't wait till she is better and you are able to post a picture of all of you together again. Keep up the good work!! I too believe that thigs are going to get much better. Love to you. Eileen

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