On February 13, 2010 (exactly one year ago today), our sweet Sophie FINALLY came home from the NICU. I remember feeling so relieved to have my entire family under the same roof. I always felt a tremendous amount of guilt having to leave her in the hospital by herself, although she had some amazing nurses and doctors taking care of her.
This little girl is such a fighter! When I think about how much she has overcome in her short little life, it amazes me! She was by far the sickest when she was born, and had many setbacks during her stay in the NICU. She was on a high frequency ventilator, which was an extremely difficult and scary thing to watch! She had high blood pressure, which required her to be seen by a cardiologist and nephrologist after leaving the hospital, as well as take daily medications.
Once home, she had to be monitored every few days by a home health nurse due to coming home on oxygen. She had a difficult time adjusting to being at home, which caused her to not eat her minimum intake amounts, and had to spend her first 2 months in her bedroom where it was quiet.
Today, she is a healthy and happy girl who brings so much joy to our lives! She was released by both the cardiologist and nephrologist, and no longer takes medication for high blood pressure! She is getting stronger and catching up to her siblings more and more each day! We are so proud of you Sophie Marie, and love you more than you will ever know!