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Saturday, October 1, 2011

After days of sleeping,
a lot of snuggling,

a little bit of Sesame Street,

countless tears,
keeping down a few Goldfish crackers and half a popsicle,

we were able to go home!
We were met with so much love.
And Liv celebrated by spending the night snuggling and Skype-ing with the Aunties.

Our Livi is brave.  So brave.
A fact that reduces me to tears multiple times a day.
This road is not over for her or us.  Far from it.  
I pray I have the strength I need to be the kind of mom I need to be for her.

Thank you ALL for your continued love and support.  It is completely astounding to be on this side of something like this and to witness how truly good, loving and selfless people are.


  1. Liv is so beautiful, just like her mom. Glad your home.

  2. Is she not on oxygen anymore? Glad to hear you are home and she is feeling better. I agree 100% that she is one BRAVE girl! Can't wait to give her loves this weekend!

  3. I don't have the right words to describe how much you and your family have been in my thoughts lately (I'm Mexican, please excuse my bad grammar), I was a member of BBC and I found out about beautiful Livi through a mom in FB.
    I had my second daughter (my first one was born in August, just like yours), in November, she has severe reflux, and twice she aspirated the milk to her lungs, and twice she stopped breathing, and twice I had to give her CPR to bring her back to me. We spend quite a few weeks in the hospital, the doctors giving us pretty much only bad to worst scenarios. She went blind, and lost her hearing, she couldn't move her arms or legs, she couldn't hold her head, it was a real possibility she could stay like this forever, she could have mental disabilities, and the list of bad things that could happen to her was long.
    This happened 6 months ago. Now my 10 mo girl is close to walking, she has recover full sight and hearing, she is the most happy, active, amazing little girl you could ever see. I bet if you see her in the street you could have never guessed what happened to her.
    I know it doesn't compare to what you and little Livi are going through, but I wanted to write you because I felt, just like you, I spend weeks crying, praying, hoping I could spend another day with her, just another, and the next day I prayed for the same, just another day with her. And here we are, 6 months later, thanking every day for the miracle that happened to us, and here I am now too, praying that the same miracle happen to your little girl. I know where you are, I was there too, I know how you feel, I felt the same way, I know there is nothing I can do to make you feel better, but I will be praying every day, hoping for that miracle for Livi. Praying that you can chat with me 6 months from now and you can be where I am now.
    I hope you realize you’re not alone, there are so many people praying with you, crying with you, thinking about you all the time. I am one of them.
    Miracles can happen; you just have to believe in them.

  4. Livi is a BEAUTIFUL little girl!