In Ivy's heart. In my heart. In your heart. In hearts around the world. In AWE!
With an x-ray that showed no change in the air pockets from yesterday, the doctors took a close look at Ivy Joy today. No signs of distress. No change in sats. Eating like a teenage boy (non stop), awake and giving her barbie a bath in the wash tub that was supposed to be for her bath.... this little girl is amazing! She has been through so much. When the doctors doing rounds walk to her bedside to comment on her bow and her snacks and so forth she puts her head down as if they will not longer see her. I tell her to remember her manners and at least say hi. She very discreetly opens and closes her fingers without lifting her hand just to humor me. But when they walk away, head still pointed down, she says the loudest, BYE... you've ever heard from her tiny voice and they all smile and wave. She is so fierce, yet so frightened at what might be ahead.
And you know how we moms are. We get these hunches when we know somethings not quite right. And I have had way too many of those hunches. And I am just so happy happy happy, that my hunch right now is that ALL IS WELL!!
My little girl feels good! So very good!
It took all morning, but at 2:30 it was decided that Ivy was more than ready to move to the floor! Out of ICU! And once I got her in that Go Cart... She was not getting out! I promised her it was just for rides to see babies and go out to eat! Well, that was that! Mention food..... DEAL SEALED!
While we were cruising the halls we had a special delivery from some sweet bloggy friends in Texas! Hand delivered and excitedly opened by a present loving toddler! It gets no better than this for Miss Ivy. Food Food Food!!!! She loaded it all in to her cart and we were not allowed to remove it!
Take a look at this spread! Fit for a princess indeed! Thank you Shari and Jane! We both felt so very loved by you today!!
Tonight the sparkle was back in Ivy's eyes! She is so much more relaxed. We have our tiny shared room now. Our room mate is an adorable 2 month old girl. Ivy had some Dora time in the room but for the most part, we spent 7 hours out walking the halls and feasting in her all you can eat, buffet on wheels. She is ready to go home and really wants no part of her new room. We take baby steps with her. What she is afraid of today, she has proven to be fearless of tomorrow! Trust
Dr Baird will be making the decision on what to do with the chest tube tomorrow. And we continue to pray that the air pockets are smaller tomorrow. Better yet, GONE!
We continue to work on getting Ivy's IVR therapeutic so we can get her off this Heparin pump. She starts PT here tomorrow. And we will likely be found strolling the halls with our Buffet on wheels the rest of the day! My sweet girl has earned every second of these special days! She can absolutely have whatever she wants! We will fix bad habits when we get home! Until then, the world is yours Ivy Joy. We love you baby!