Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Day Started Out with Bad News, but ended up good

When I arrived at the hospital this morning, the Doctor was there telling Melanie and Casi that Mei-Ling needed to be transported to the Children's Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit. They found a murmur in her heart and they felt it needed to be looked at by specialists.
My heart sunk. There is no way I can explain the feeling I had thinking about this sweet grand-daughter being whisked away by ambulance to a hospital so far away. Melanie kept telling me, "Mom, its going to be alright, I just feel it, I know it." They brought Mei-Ling in Melanie's room in her transport unit, raised Melanie's bed up so they were level with the unit and let down the side of the unit so Melanie and Casi could say good-bye to their precious wee one. Just as Melanie reached in to touch Mei-Ling, Mei-Ling reached for Melanie's finger. I had to leave the room, as tears filled my eyes.
Casi followed the ambulance to the children's hospital and stayed with Mei-Ling all day and I stayed with Melanie. She is doing so well. I am so proud of her.
Within a couple hours the specialist called Melanie to tell her they were doing the tests and within a hour or so word came back that it was just a very common problem of three small holes that should seal up by themselves. Such relief ! Our newest family member is going to be just fine. The hospital will keep her a few more days to monitor her blood sugars as they still fluctuate some, which is normal for babies of diabetic moms.
We are so blessed, so very blessed !



Blogger Sunny said...

Girl, you've been through the gamut of emotions. Glad all is OK.

Saturday, April 28, 2007  
Blogger Lynda (Granny K) said...

With each new baby a grandma is born. Life will never be the same again! Blessings.

Sunday, April 29, 2007  
Blogger Rapunzel said...

Oh Patty, I am so relieved! Blessings to you and your sweet ones.

Sunday, April 29, 2007  
Blogger Marci said...

Praise the Lord!!!! I am so proud of Melanie!!! You too Grandma!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2007  
Blogger Amy said...

Terrific news! Even if the heart had a small hole in it that didn't seal on it's own it's usually not a problem - my husband has had this problem his whole life and he runs marathons!

Sunday, April 29, 2007  
Blogger nancyr said...

you have all been through so many scares the past few months! I'm so glad that the news was positive. You will all need a vacation after all of this stress, even if it is sitting in the shade having Mei Ling's first tea party!

Sunday, April 29, 2007  
Blogger TN said...

I know that was tramatic for all. I've been down that road. Blessings to everyone today!!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2007  
Blogger Shellie said...

This must be so tough on all of you. It sounds like Melanie is doing a great job already of being a strong, optimistic mom for little Mei-Ling. Good job Melanie!

Sunday, April 29, 2007  
Blogger Gina said...

How wonderful that the day brings good news for your family. I smiled when I saw that Melanie's kittens arrived shortly before Melanie's own baby.

Monday, April 30, 2007  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh I am sooooooo happy and relieved, for you all. !!!!!!!!!

Many hugs,

Monday, April 30, 2007  
Blogger Jacran Cottage said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful little granddaughter!! You have all been through such an emotional turmoil during this pregnancy. It's such a relief that Mei Ling and Melanie are both healthy. I don't have to tell you to enjoy your new role in life Patty, you've been eagerly waiting for this for a while!! You will be an awesome Grandma!!!

Monday, April 30, 2007  
Blogger Mrs. G said...

I'm late in my congratulations so I'll offer Double Congratulations for Mei-Ling's birth and for the good news about Mei-Ling's Tiny Heart :)

Monday, April 30, 2007  
Blogger Jodie said...

Thinking of you Patty, it is not like you to go so long without posting. I pray all is well.


Tuesday, May 01, 2007  
Blogger Debra said...

Patty, praying all is well with Mei Ling. You all have been on my heart and in my prayers.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007  

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