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As you can see, the steroids are doing their job! We are so incredibly thankful that our little love seems to be (hopefully) wrapping up her journey with this awful virus. It has been the longest two weeks of my life I feel like.
Just to remind you where we were just a few days ago:
And this was yesterday:
Seeing the two pictures side by side like that brings me to tears all over again. You can really see how swollen her sweet little face was. I am overcome with emotions thinking how badly this all could have turned out.
We have had literally thousands of people praying for our sweet pea this week, and the prayers have been felt. If you are one of them, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
It’s a waiting game now. Before the hives broke out, we had been 4 days fever free. When all of that went down, it must have totally overwhelmed her little immune system, because it came back. Thankfully it has been low grade, not constant, and has responded to meds. However, we have to be fever free for 24 hours before we can end our isolation…and you guys. It is killing me. I am so done.
I talked to Addie through the window yesterday. It was the first time that I allowed myself to do so. I had been worried that somehow the virus would seep through the glass (I know it couldn’t. It just felt risky). I was worried that seeing me in person would make it harder on her and thus harder on Michael. So I just hadn’t done it.
But yesterday I did. And it was good for my soul, but it made me ache so bad. I came inside and cried for a good 30 minutes after. It was an emotional release that I needed. I had been holding it all in. But guys, mamas were not designed to go two whole weeks without seeing, hugging, kissing, touching or consoling their babies. It just isn’t natural, and it hit me like a freight train. I am so ready to be together again, even if it means dealing with toddler tantrums and meltdowns. I miss my child so badly.
So, hopefully this is it on the updates! I do plan to write a post later on about things that we found helpful as we went through it. I hope that maybe we can use this to help others!