The worst thing about anyday is walking into the hospital in the morning. We know how she was when we left but have no idea about what we are going to be facing in the morning. Today, we walked into better stats (heart rate, blood pressure & oxygen levels) then what we had left the night before which is a great feeling. Good days are so much easier (obviously) and let us have a little bit of more normalcy in our lives. We spent the day taking turns with our parents at her bedside. My dad, Lori & Ty left around 3 today to go back to SLO. Dan's parents will be here until Tuesday morning. Jess, Justin & Janna also visited us today which was a great surprise. It's nice having people around. It helps us take our minds off things for awhile. Again, a much easier task when it's a good day.
Today was all about maintaining stability. They have been adjusting her pressure meds and vent settings all day. Her lung X-ray also was significantly better then it was this morning. She is on a lot of support but she is still alive. I have to believe that means something. When I get really down, I've decided to picture her as a toddler, running around in a pink tutu, those cute pink baby crocs and her hair in pigtails. (I've decided she's going to have brown hair with a tint of auburn.) It helps.
We are lucky in the fact that Naya is so well-loved by the nursing staff here. Many nurses have stopped by our room today and told us that they are praying for her and can't stop thinking about her. They are so wonderful here. Her primary nurses are spoiling her with newhair bows and blankets. I know yesterday was upsetting for everyone here and no one is quite sure what is going to happen. That's really frightening.
We are going to stick around the hospital for another few hours before we head back to our "home" at the Ronald McDonald house to try and sleep for a few hours (my thoughts wouldn't shut up last night, so I got absolutely no sleep.) I only hope that she can maintain where she's at and has no troubles throughout the night.