Wow, these past couple of weeks have been nothing but an up-and-down emotional roller coaster for me!
I gave birth to Angel Elena Cox on 9/10/2014 at 2:46 PM (at 23 weeks), and she has been up and down since then. Her oxygen was what was really going up-and-down so much, but they said that's normal for premature babies. The main problem she's been having was getting the hole in her heart to completely close. The hole is supposed to be there when the baby is inside the mother; it helps with blood transfer or something (I forgot what it exactly does), and the hole normally closes when the baby is born full-term. But since she was born extremely early, it was completely opened. So they've been giving her medicine (through IVs) to help close it. They gave her the last dose on Friday at 4 PM and they ran a heart scan on her and saw that it still hadn't closed very much. They told me they'll wait til Monday (today) and see if she can close it the rest of the way on her own. If not, then they would have to do surgery on her. Today, I called, and they said that it's almost completely closed! I felt so RELIEVED! (I had been crying all weekend...literally...and praying...HARD.) The hole was so little that they felt is was safe to finally start feeding her! (I've been pumping breast milk and taking it down there, because it's the best thing to give her, especially since she's a preemie; because it has the highest amounts of nutrients.)
Angel is a fighter. It was obvious the me and Richard (my husband) before I even gave birth to her. (Don't know how, we just knew. I guess by all the kicking she was doing, and the fact that I didn't miscarry whenever I got into really bad arguments (that I couldn't avoid...)) Even the nurses (when I talked to them today) told me that she's a fighter. Because she ACTS like it. She always wants to try to do things herself (I saw that myself, trying to grab hold of her passy instead of letting the nurse help her lol), and the nurse said that she doesn't act like she's small; she acts like she's big!
I'm so much happier today! Today is the first day in almost a week that I haven't cried AT ALL!! ^^