Ask any parent that has experienced the NICU and they will tell you that it's always a roller coaster. A roller coaster of emotions, feelings, events, illnesses, high, lows, etc. You have really good days and then you have just stinky ones. Yesterday was an extreme peak on our roller coaster in the NICU and we are so thankful. Today our roller coaster took a little dip or detour and we are praying that God gets us uphill again very soon. Morgan Kate's oxygen ranged from 43% - 47%. Once she reached 47% they decided to put her back on the bubble CPAP. I know...very disappointing. They tried leaving her in the crib with the CPAP because her temperature was fine. Unfortunately, the CPAP was pulling too much on her face and Morgan Kate had to be moved back to the incubator. Clothes off, only diaper.
I'm sure some of you are saying, "Now, Heather, it could be worse." I realize this. I know we are very fortunate, very blessed and we have so much to be thankful for. However, it's still been a rough day.
Tonight I pray that God gives all of us strength, especially Morgan Kate. I pray that he continues to heal Morgan Kate's lungs and that her lungs will begin to mature. It breaks my heart that she struggles so much with something most of us do so effortlessly...breathe.