On day 5, Samira had a CT scan. This scan was , finally, the test that would show if something more was causing Samira’s sufferings. On day 6 the team of Dr’s, along with the cardiologist came to talk about what they had discovered & what the treatment plan would be.

Now, I’m not sure if its the way they presented the news, or having God close to heart that made this such a relief. Actually, I’m sure its more of the latter, but a combination of both. After all, discovering your daughter will need to undergo a such a surgery is difficult to news to recieve.

Around this time, the Dr’s determined our main objective was to get Samira over her virus (obvi!) then keep her isolated in the hospital until her scheduled operation. Now, around day 8-ish (I can’t remember) Samira was completely off oxygen and doing well on room air. Thankfully, she had little signs of a virus, great sats & was back to her normal self again. Unfortunately though, she continued to have small episodes where she was unable to breathe. Because these still continued to happen, it was decided that Samira will stay in the hospital despite being “back to normal.” And when I say normal, I mean HER normal, which included these scary episodes even when she wasn’t sick. Indeed, the risk of this happening outside of the hospital is just too high to be discharged & wait at home for the 22nd.

So this meant our stay was going to be much longer than we had anticipated. And of course, this meant we had to make Samira feel as much at home as possible. Her home away from home, couldn’t feel more homey   <- yes its actually word..haha, not to be mistaken for homie 😛

Daddy brought her baby cage so she could resume learning to roll over & Soriya and I ran a few errands, grabbed a few things, and got to work…

(am I the only mom who can sniff out a Hobby Lobby even a few miles away!?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “As cozy as she can be…

  1. Franchesca Martinez

    You guys are doing amazing!! It’s so hard being in the hospital, but your peace is so encouraging to others! You’re patient in learning God’s plan in all of this!! Praying for you all, and she’s looking amazing ❤

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    1. Heather Post author

      Thanks Francheska! We are very fortunate to be where we are, regardless of the time of year & length of stay. God is with us NO DOUBT! Thanks for the continued prayers

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    1. Heather Post author

      We know you and the family have Samira close to heart. Thanks for reaching out and being there when we’ve needed it. See you soon!

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  2. Maria zavala

    It is so awesome that you are making her feel at home! I know the feeling of having to stay at the hospital with your baby while having your other babies at home it is so hard, if you need anything we are here to help. May God bless Samira and give her the health that she needs very soon! I will be keeping all of you in my prayers. Sending you a big hug!!!! ❤️🙏🏻

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    1. Heather Post author

      Maria, it can be quite a challenge! Ironically, everything worked out. Neetu is on vacation this whole month so we have a handle managing both girls. And with all the resources this hospital offers, we have had no issues making this home away from home. Thanks for the prayers!

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