For those of you who do not follow Alexis on Facebook, this was her status this morning!
After Monday's events, I am still spinning. Trying to sort through my emotions as best I can. Yesterday we had a little clarity and this has given me a chance to rest and actually process things. Indigo had an extremely rough past two days. I cannot tell you how many labs and cultures were done. I held my tiny 5 pound baby's head and let her suck on my hand to comfort her while she had a spinal tap done. By yesterday afternoon, Indie was exhausted. She had already been tested for influenza upon return to the NICU but for some reason, the doctor just wasn't satisfied and swabbed her again yesterday. It came back positive. While I'm relieved that it isn't something more serious, the flu is not joke for a premature infant. She is eating better today, and not requiring as much to sustain her, but there is no way to treat her. She simply has to let it run course. Her vitals are so much better and though her saturation levels and heart rate have improved, I know that she is miserable. Right now I am the only one allowed to visit her, and when I do, it's with a protective gown, gloves and a mask. I must admit that I was a little heartbroken last night when I decided to come home and could not give my girl a kiss or touch her little head without a barrier of plastic and surgical cloth. -BUT we have insight now, and a have had a never ending support system from all of you. Your comforting words, offers for assistance and the flood of donations to her GoFund account have uplifted us. Although Christmas is almost here and she may not be home for it, we are experiencing it, firsthand, the way it was meant to be celebrated. Goodwill, Hope, Faith and Love.... Please keep that in mind this week. I hope you are all as truly blessed as we have been. God is so good. Especially to this family.
Update: From what I know, Indigo just received a second swab test and it came out positive for the flu. This means that anyone who wants to see her has to be tested and given tamiflu. The last time I heard from Alexis ( 4 hours ago ), she said the baby was doing okay. Please send warm words and vibes their way for a fast recovery. We love you baby Indigo. To everyone who has contributed, I just want to say thank you. We are very overwhelmed with the kindness and support that has been given.
Yesterday was day 67 and Baby Indigo finally made it home for the first time but then had to be transported back to the hospital by the ambulance. Here is Alexis' update.
"We are back in the NICU.
Joey and I have already been paranoid bringing baby home. Thanks to that Paranoia, our daughter is still alive. I was actually sitting next to her crib when Joey peered over to check on her. She was purple. Not breathing. Joe called 911 and I had to perform CPR on our 2 month old, first time at home baby. We were transported by ambulance to TMFH and admitted back to NICU. Indie is back in the same room. Her info was still on the whiteboard. A round of labs and an X-ray will be done to make sure all is well and pending results we will be here for a full week. When she does come back home, it will be with a monitor. Thank you God for watching over our family tonight. WE ask that you co tiniest to pray."
Please keep them in mind. I would also like to say thank you to Matt Potter for being duty when this happened and also please say a prayer for Lance, Tessa, and Jaycee Davis as Jaycee (3) has her rough patches with Leukemia.
Wow! I cannot believe how warm hearted everyone has been by helping out where they can. Not only have we reached 10.4% of our monetary goal but everyone has been beyond sweet with words and prayers. I never had the chance to really explain what the fund is for, so I thought I would do that now. Indi has been in the NICU for over a month now, moved to the special care unit last night, and is expected to come home December 20. One night in the hospital costs $2,500, so it will not be cheap in the long-run. This also does not cover any of the special procedures like her blood transfusions. Joey and Alexis' hummer also had the motor blow out last month. When it rains, it pours I guess, we all know the feeling. The money from this fund-raiser will go towards helping the family pay for hospital visits and making sure this sweet girl has everything she needs to safely be comfortable as she gets bigger. She is also 3lb 13oz at the moment, a gain of 1 lb 11 oz since last month. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has contributed and we will make sure to keep this circle of giving going by helping anyone else that we personally can. xoxoxoxox
Indi is doing so good, she will still be in the hospital for another month and a half until she is big enough. She is gaining ounce after ounce and we are super proud. 3lb 11 1/2 oz (maybe even more today)
Baby Indigo was born 2 months before her due date. Babies are expensive to begin with and even more so when they have to stay in the NICU for so long. Joey and Alexis Nartia never ask for any help but always give to charity when they can, monetarily and volunteer time . If you cannot give financially then prayers always help and warming words are welcomed. xoxoxox
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