Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Tiny but Mighty

I'm sorry I've I have had absolutely no time to update you ladies! The past couple days have been jam packed. I've either been driving, sleeping, or staring at my gorgeous baby girls. I was discharged from the hospital on Sunday. If you've never had to leave your child behind at the hospital you have no idea how it feels. It's not something that I can explain I words. It's like I was leaving three huge parts of me at the hospital. It was emotional and stressful to say the least. By the time I got home I had called the nicu at least 20 times (I'm not even exaggerating). It's a two hour car ride from our house to the hospital the girls are at and I bawled my eyes out the whole way home with Matt trying his best to calm me down. I just had to keep reminding myself that the hospital is where they need to be right now. They are in fantastic hands and I need to trust them. Emotional to say the least. We left at 5:00 am the next morning to go visit them and spent the whole day - minus lunch and dinner - just watching our amazing little girls. They are all doing so much better! 

Adeline has had a bit of a setback because she's been having reflux from the feeding tube so the switched her back to IV nutrient on Sunday but today she was able to handle the feeding tube again! Because of her jaundice she stills spends most of her time in the tanning bed. 

Eloise is getting a lot stronger and is using only the feeding tube. She hasn't showed any signs of reflux yet thankfully! She now has jaundice so she also spends some time tanning. 

Now Olivia, our dear sweet little Olivia is getting stronger! Just this morning we were told her infection is gone!! I cried when the doctor told us she was all clear. All three girls are still on the vent but Livi will probably be on longer than Addie and Ellie because of the setback with the lung infection. She looks picker than she ever has and just all around healthier. 

Both Matt and I have gotten to hold Adeline for a bedding change. I've only held Eloise the once and we've only been able to touch Olivia's tiny little hand a couple times. Adeline's heart rate stabilized both times Matt and I held her for a few minutes. One of the nurses said when she comes off the vent kangaroo care (chest to chest holding baby) will most likely benefit her greatly. I can not wait for that! I'm so elated lately its hard to stop smile! Now Matt and I are just trying to balance our time with visiting each baby in the NICU and all of our home duties too. We're are very busy but I will try and update again soon!

19 comments:

  1. I am so glad to see an update from you. It's so inspiring to read about your little fighters. I am on hospital bedrest for pPROM and am 25 weeks pregnant with my twins, so we will likely have a long NICU journey in our future as well. I am so relieved to hear about little Olivia. Sending you and your girls my support, you are one strong Mama!

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  2. Hey mama! I came across your blog while searching triplets with TTTS. I couldn't tell from your blog, but did you ever find out if your trio were battling TTTS? I became pregnant with spontaneous BBB (2 identical, 1 fraternal) triplets last year. We were diagnosed with TTTS at 18 weeks, and at 25 weeks the decision was made to get laser surgery as one of our sons was in the beginning stages of heart failure - we were in stage 3-4 TTTS. We made it to 28 weeks and 4 days, though tragically we lost our son in utero at 26 weeks, a week following the surgery. It was just too late for him, though I try and tell myself that there was no way we could have gone in there sooner to try and help them as it wasn't safe until it got that bad. It's been a long, difficult journey, but my survivors have been home for 2 weeks and are doing great. Mentally I'm still struggling to find answers and closure, which is how I stumbled across your blog. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your tiny little girls. The NICU is a place for miracles, and you've got 3 of them!! Congratulations on their birth, and I hope deep in my heart that everyone is well. It will be a long road, but you will make it. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers! If you like to read our story, it's at www.amantebabies.blogspot.ca. Love and hugs :) You can do this.

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  3. Hi Holly, I'm so sorry, it's me again. I must have not been in my right mind as I commented yesterday - as I absolutely did read through your whole blog, and duh, it's right there that you did indeed have TTTS and that the laser surgery was successful. Jeepers, I'm losing it. Anyway, still thinking about you. Happy belated Mother's Day :)

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  4. Hi, I read your blog every few days. I hope the girls continue to do great. Looking forward to your next update. xx

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  5. Update please! Praying for the best for your little ones.

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  6. Hi, I am praying for you and your girls and I hope all is well.

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  7. hoping all is well with you and your family!

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  8. Hope you and your family are ok. It has been a while since we heard from you. Sending prayers your way...

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  9. I agree - we are all invested in your story, please update us! I really hope things are ok and you are just busy ;)

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  10. Over from the August birth board - thinking of your family. You have our continued prayers.

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  11. Update please

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  12. Hi Holly,
    I'm from the Aug. BBC board. My DH and I have been following your story. We hope all is well with you and your girls. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers.

    Take care,
    another Holly

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  13. August 2013 BBC board is still thinking about you and your little ones!
    Sending thoughts and prayers your way,
    <3 ally2640

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  14. Hope all is well with your family

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  15. Hope everything is going ok, been thinking about you!

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  16. Hope you and your family are doing well :) Been a while since you updated <3

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  17. Hoping everything is going good! Been waiting for an update, must be busy with 3 little girls. Thoughts and prayers your way :)

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  18. Would love an update - and some photos of your precious girls! Hope all is well!

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  19. From the August board, know you must be busy with your little ones! Hope you and your family are well and for an update :-)

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