February 24, 2011

New Digs, Part Deux

Zoey was moved yet again today, this time to an entirely different NICU room. It's a room for babies who aren't in need of quite the same intensive care of the previous room. I like to think of the new room as NICU-Lite.

The move was necessitated by an influx of new babies, and the anticipation of another set of twin preemies arriving in the next few days. Yesterday was the first time I actually saw a baby smaller than Zoey, although the baby was still way bigger than Zoey's birth weight.

There's a part of me that suspects one consideration that went into Zoey's new accommodations was to soften the emotional impact on us when the set of preemie twins arrives. I could be wrong, but it makes sense.

It's funny to think of Zoey being in the NICU-Lite room. We were told about the extra NICU rooms way back during the first week or so when we were just beginning this journey, and I remember thinking how far away into the future it would be before we'd see Zoey in one of those rooms. Even two weeks ago, it seemed it would be at least another month before they'd even consider such a move.

Yet, there she is, and she's doing fantastic. And I can barely bring myself to believe it.

Cautious optimism, indeed.

Posted by Ryan at February 24, 2011 06:47 PM | TrackBack

Wonderful news. Keep growing, Zoey!!

Posted by: alex at February 24, 2011 11:09 PM

Glenn is keeping us praying. Every day at Mass, Zoey and your whole family are in my prayers.

Posted by: Nora at February 25, 2011 06:00 AM

You should know that your notes make my day: I imagine Zoey lighting up when she feels you near and getting stronger every moment and it lifts my soul. I pray for you and your family and give thanks for the joy she brings you. Thank you for opening your heart.

Posted by: Grace at February 25, 2011 06:12 AM

It's been awhile since I read your blog, and so happy to get caught up. I cannot tell you how intrigued I am my your story...what you all have to endure, is so utterly unfair...it is good to see 'rays of sun light' during these dark times. It's definitely a roller coaster ride and I can only imagine the many times you want to get off just throw up, and be DONE with it all....but you keep going...knowing that ride number 7,396 may be your last and Zoey will be fine. Ryan, you don't even know how much of a blessing you are to others...definitely always the class clown in school and of course our fun times at the IGA. Your spirit, wit and talented writing are commendable...the fact you can bring someone to tears one minute and in the next paragraph have them laughing their butt off, is true talent! You are definitely 'poetry in motion!' :) Much love to you and your family.

Posted by: Lisa at February 25, 2011 07:07 AM

Glad to hear things are going well. My wife and I went through something similar with our quadruplets.

God Bless Your Family

Posted by: Kirk at February 25, 2011 08:37 AM

Quadruplets? Holy smokes, I can't even imagine.

Posted by: Ryan at February 25, 2011 08:52 AM
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