We spent the day in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) once again. Today was much calmer. Sadie was done with her ultra sounds and most doctor exams before noon. She was even able to nap. The doctors said that her hepatic arteries are still 99% open. There is still concern about the artery between her liver and spleen but no plans as of yet to do anything about it. They are observing her and carefully studying medications to determine what combinations they can safely use with her. Unfortunately, when we get home, she will be on many meds again. We are sad that one of them most likely will need to be given twice a day via syringe. She is terrified of needles.
So, overall, it was an okay day as hospital days go. Mix some good, a little bad, toss in some waiting time, and at the end, I think Sadie ended the day as good as she started it. (In the our hospital experience, that's fabulous.) We should get to move out of ICU tomorrow. When Sadie first got sick back in January, we met a man who gave us some advice that sounds wonderful. "Get your problems over with early in life so that you can sit back and enjoy the rest of it." Doesn't that sound nice?
I saw two sister walking through the cafeteria today. They were holding little hospital dolls and giggling. I was instantly homesick for our kids in Idaho. I am missing them!