Right now my little one is enjoying her morning at preschool, but 4 years ago today it was a scary time for J and I. I had gone into labour 13 weeks early and our daughter was on her way. She arrived and was 2 pounds 14 inches long. We did not know what to expect. I remember the doctor bringing her by my bed on her way to the NICU and I was amazed at how tiny she was. How would this little one make it through such struggles she would face in the upcoming weeks? What complications would she face now and later in life because she was a preemie?
Things went smoothly until she was about 3 weeks old and then she ended up with sepsis – an infection of her blood. I knew there was something not right with her and sure enough the doctors confirmed it. Yes a mother’s intuition! I remember her having blood work and tests completed on Christmas Eve and we would find out Christmas Day if the infection was still present and if the infection caused any damage internally. That Christmas Day I received the best gift ever – a negative blood result showing that the infection had cleared. Also tests showed there was no damage.
J and I are so thankful that our little E is a healthy, smart and happy girl who amazes us every day. We both are off work today to spend it with her and celebrate. So we are picking her up from preschool to take her out for lunch and then spoil her with lots of presents and love from her family.
Remember everyone that every day is a blessing!