If you had asked me 4 months ago if I thought Squish was going to be caught up, SVT free, and stronger than ever I would have said no. I thought that life was going to be so hard that I canceled everything on my schedule for the rest of the year. Disney Social Media Moms canceled. Reviewer’s Retreat canceled. Type A canceled. BlogHer cancelled. To say that I was bummed out was an understatement. But it was all for the best reason of all. My daughters care.
Right before we got ready to take her home from the NICU one of her cardiologist told me that she was an “especially difficult SVT baby.” So I prepared myself for a life with medication three times a day and heart rate tracking. That I could expect to be doing medications for at least a year. Now when I visit the cardiologist they tell me that they are going to send all of the SVT babies home with me so they can heal as fast as mine. September is rapidly approaching and they are going to start weaning her off of her heart medications if she doesn’t have any SVT episodes. So keep us in your thoughts. My tough cookie is going to break this SVT in record time.
She has also just caught up to her other 5 month old companions. Even though she is still on the lower end of the scale she isn’t lagging at all. I used to get so discouraged when someone would try to guess her age because they were 2 months off. Which in all fairness is her gestational age, but not anymore! I’m so happy that now I won’t the confused Oh, I’m sorry looks. She’s a strong girl. She has pretty much kicked reflux in the butt. Although I still get puked on a lot. At least it’s not hurting her anymore. She actually smiles when she’s puking on me now, like it’s a game. I’m on to her.
My squishy peanut. I’m so lucky to have her in my arms nearly healed and healthy as can be. I hope those amazing blue eyes stick around too.