Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Yesterday my sister was, ummm, being difficult.

She wouldn't listen to mom and dad. She wouldn't listen to the nurses. She wouldn't listen to her doctor or the NICU doctors.

She was mad. mad. mad.

Mad she couldn't see the babies. Mad she wasn't supposed to sit up. Mad she needed help. Mad she wasn't supposed to have visitors.

Today. The tide has turned.

That, and the valium is out of her system.

Apparently the valium produced quite the feeling of - using her word - invincibility.

Today she knows she needs rest and not visitors. She understands that mom and dad just want to help. She can tell when she's light headed and needs help.

Her blood pressure is headed in the right direction.

Today is indeed a new day.


Diana said...

I just wanted to let you know that your family is in my thoughts.

My oldest daughter was preemie, and yes every day counts! I am glad the babies are pulling through without too much trouble.

Keep us updated and give your sister big hugs, I distinctly remember that emotional rollercoaster! It was no fun to ride.

Heather said...

Glad to hear that she is doing better. The blood pressure thing is pretty awful and I am so glad mine never got that far out of control. I am guessing she's been on mag sulfate as well and its no picnic. Hope that she and the babies continue to improve!

Dillybars said...

Hi, I found your site but away of another. I had a 28 week preemie due to eclampsia. I want to let you know he is perfect to this day. You sound like a great and supportive sister. I just wanted to share with you that your sister will be mad, angry, and go through all the stages of grief. I did and never realized it until 1-2 years after his birth. You grieve, You grieve for a not "perfect pregnancy", you grieve for not being able to do all those mommy things for your baby, you grieve when you go home that they don't get to go home with you like every other mom. I think having that support during that time to say it is not ok but we will get through this and I will be there to support you is great. I remember 20 days after my son was born my brother had a baby and I went to visit him and I broke down. I had done everything right and look what happened and look at my brothers wife. She will get better with lots of support and love.

My prayers are with all of you....

g-man said...

Happy that things are going in the right direction, physically and mentally. Keep up the good support.

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

that rocks! :)