It would seem that the roller coaster through Nyanaland has encountered a relatively tame section of track, where there’s nothing but happiness around every bend and the emotional lows are nowhere near as gut wrenching as they’d been months and even weeks ago.
Funny, as I read that back, it almost sounds like I’m being over-dramatic. Months ago! But with my original due date just a week away, it dawned on me today that we’re less than two weeks away from having a 3 month old baby! Three months! If you’d asked me the day she was born how long I think I’d be able to endure the NICU, I’m pretty sure I’d scoff at the notion that we’d need any longer than three months. And yet here we are, ready and willing to put in another two months if that’s what it takes.
So we’ve had some amazing progress and amazing progress deserves celebration. We called on the city’s finest paparazzi to peek in on the festivities.
A good solid week of happytimes doesn’t come without a pitfall or two, though. It would appear that our chauffeur—the wonderful and chatty bus driver who has faithfully picked us up every Monday to Friday at ten o’clock and who even got his wife reading this very blog—has been assigned a new route. He mentioned negotiating routes last week and then this Monday we noticed someone else was driving his bus. When this someone else was still driving tonight, we assumed the inevitable. So to you, good sir, leave a comment and let us know what route you’re driving now, and we’ll make sure you get to meet Nyana once she’s free. Thanks for always listening to us and for getting us home safely every night.
Stay tuned for more exciting news this week. Apparently the doctors and RTs were debating in morning rounds today whether or not Nyana was ready to be downgraded to the single pressure CPAP machine. For now, we’ve decided to keep her on the biphasic for a week to ensure she’s not tiring herself out too much, but timelines and predicted schedules mean nothing in the NICU. We’re still on Nyana time, and she’s finally catching up.