What a day. I was late getting to the hospital today, and I left a little earlier. I still put in my 12 hours, and I feel completely spent.
Jessica and I had a visitor today. My blog buddy Gabriel came by to say hi and to lend us some moral support. It was a wonderful surprise, and he lifted our spirits. He was so funny, and sweet. He offered to come back with his kids to see Jessica. I can hardly believe it, but he actually got Jessica to talk. You have no idea what an amazing feat that was! Seriously. We were still smiling after he left.
Jessica also had her puppy stop by. That's right. Ruby came to the hospital to see Jess. We couldn't bring her in, but we all sat outside while Jess had a visit with her doggie. Grandma Lynn came by, too, and brought Jessie some movies to watch. Shawn and I stepped out around 7:30 for a biteto eat, and two of Jessica's school friends came by. I was so happy, that almost made me cry. I think it helped Jessica tremendously. It has been a long few days, and has been feeling lonely and bored.
I STILL haven't seen the doctor. He told Jessica early in the morning that he wanted to have her home by the weekend. She is worried that she will miss Thanksgiving, which is just a few days away. Shawn and I have assured her that there will be NO Thanksgiving until our baby is home.
She has gained about 2 pounds back, but her blood sugars are still way off. Heidi and I were talking about that today, and while I want my baby back home, I am somewhat relieved to see that this is something that is not my fault. If her blood sugar is still wonky after a few days in the hospital, then there really is something wrong. I am just so happy that we caught this in time. I am not sure about the damage to her kidneys, or what the long term affects will be. I may know more after I speak with the doctor tomorrow.
Thank you again for all of the support. I just can't tell you what it means to me, and Jessica. The whole family, really, including my bff, Heidi.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!