So far so good. She is doing awesome. I can't even remember the last time she vomited. Surely its
been at least a couple weeks. She eats like the rest of the kids. I can't even describe the difference it has been for us. I will be honest and admit that I have struggled to find a direction lately. I spin circles because I feel like I don't have an agenda of my own and now I find that gap between having to be somewhere and do so much for Alice...and not having to be somewhere and do so much for Alice hard to bridge. Of course none of these feelings are new to us, it's a constant cycle we experience, you would think we would have mastered it by now. Having a routine, not having a routine, having a routine, not having a routine...it's tricky. I continue to say "I", but I believe these are Tyler's words too.
We would like to think that we are on our way to recovery and the hospital life will become less frequent. We know however, we are far from being in the clear, even a days time can tell another story. With that said we continue to place two feet in different locations. We feel worried to leap them both in front of us only to learn that we will fall back again; yet the excitement of moving forward is incredible, but still comes with a bit of difficulty and adjustment. It seems silly, quite silly actually; however, the concept of changing a style of life, regardless of it's style; is awkward and does not come without adjustments.
Anyway, we are so happy and feeling the urge to move along, thinking about Alice leading a more normal life is like a dream come true. We hesitate to rush anything, as our track record has taught us the contrary, yet naturally the current is moving forward. :)
Natalie's update. She continued to have drainage from her ear longer than hoped. The doctor decided it was time to start her on an antibiotic. Likely a regular viral process left behind a secondary infection she couldn't clear. Her ears and cough have improved and continue to do so. She is clearly feeling better, thankfully. The bacteria that was grown in her culture was Haemophilus Influenzae.
With Alice feeling better, we have had more time to reflect on things, it is incredible how blessed we are, from every direction. Often times we feel we don't deserve such blessings, yet they continue to come.
Here's to a good week of feeling better!!!!