Mia is doing Wonderfully!! My brain still cannot grasp the fact that it isn't her native heart beating in her chest. I feel like I have been walking around in the twilight zone all day. I am still quite sick- I can't figure out why my body is taking such a hit. There are so many emotions to deal with...mostly gratitude. Here are a few things that happened today-
My wonderful Aunt Lani made cookies! My sweet aunt has done so much for our family. Mia is so lucky to have such a wonderful aunt with such a culinary talent. The staff sure are enjoying them. Thanks Lan!
Sweet baby girl getting her very first post transplant echo. I have felt her new angel heart many times, it beats so perfectly!
It was crazy to see the new heart anatomy on the screen. I almost couldn't believe it! I have been watching echo after echo of a completely dilated right and left ventricle. Now, everything looks like it should. I did learn from the echo that she will always have a part of her stent that was placed in her PDA.
They took the dressing off today. I didn't know she would be all stitched up(they used glue before) but she has 26 stitches. For everything that went on inside that tiny body- it looks amazing!
These are the lovely echo ladies. Lara (on left) did a majority of Mia's fetal echos. I remember going in week after week fully expecting a miraculous recovery. She was always super sweet when Mia's heart looked the same as it did the week before. I love all the staff at NWCHC! If you are reading the blog- can you believe we made it??? Right after Mia was born she transferred up to Childrens. It has been nice having a friendly face that has known us from the true beginning of all of this.
To say that I am overwhelmed does come close to how I am feeling. There needs to be a new word for way beyond overwhelmed. Mia made it! I think this is why I feel like I am going to faint every five seconds. Praying and hoping, and enduring everything- and then within hours it's here. I am still struggling to process everything, but there will be many more posts to come.
A few hours ago she opened her eyes- and looked at me. It was the most joy I think I have ever felt.
more to come....