As many of you know, my precious granddaughter, Emma, was born back in September. She was an impatient little bugger, deciding that she needed to arrive way too early to the party, an amazing 17 weeks early.
In the early days of her long vacation, doctors said her original due date, January 2, would be around the time she would come home. It seems Emma, like always, has other plans. About a month ago, she moved from NICU to stepdown. After a series of small complications, she is now back in NICU. She is still breathing on her own, but has some difficulty, due to an enlarged ventricle in her heart. We are now waiting to see if her tiny body can catch up to her amazing spirit.
She is such a lovely little thing, smiling and even giggling. I have not been to see her in nearly 3 weeks, since I have been a little under the weather myself, and my ickies have no place being around her. So, I wait. Hopefully this weekend I can scoop her up and snuggle her again. (I am just as impatient as she is.)
Since she seems to have decided that life will go along at her timetable, we are all patiently waiting. While we are waiting, we deeply appreciate your prayers, concerns, comments and love.