Triplet Princes and a Princess

Triplet Princes and a Princess

Our journey to hearing with Cormac while living our life with triplet boys and a baby girl.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A quick update

Calleigh had surgery on Friday. By far, one of the longest days of my life. She did great and is still in the hospital recovering. Having to send your 9 day old child into surgery is heartbreaking. You try and stay positive and know it will be ok but when they take her from you, well you just fall to pieces. She is doing well and we are praying for a speedy recovery.

Turns out she has something called Hirshprung's Disease. Luckily, there are no long term effects. Once she is over these intial hurdles it will be smooth sailing.... The odds of getting Hirshprungs are about 1 in 6,000. Our hospital delivers about 6,000 babies a year. We are the ONE. The odds of having a deaf child are something like 1 in 1,000. We are the ONE. The odds of having triplets I am not sure of BUT we are the ONE. Frank thinks we should have won the lottery. I mean, what are the odds of the lottery?? BUT the odds seem to be working against us.

She still hasn't had her hearing test. I am nervously waiting for them the test her. I have a pretty good feeling she can hear but one can never know. However, she almost always tries to open her eyes when Frank or I speak to her, not when the nurses do. She also startles to loud noises in the hospital so I am keeping positive.

The boys have yet to meet Calleigh. I think they are starting to doubt I really had a baby! They have been such troopers through all this. We have been away from them alot and I have horrible guilt! As a treat we took them to their first movie yesterday afternoon while on a break from the NICU. We saw the movie UP. The boys were awesome in the theater. They loved the movie and of course, the popcorn.

That's all for now. Today is Father's Day so we will try and make today all about Frank and how thankful we are to have him!


Jill said...

Hi Jennifer,

I'm keeping your little one in my prayers and thinking of you. Stay strong - Mothers are the glue that binds a family!!

Jill Gentile (Samantha' s mom)

Renae said...

I can NOT even imagine what it felt like sending her into surgery :( It was the HARDEST thing for me to send Briggs in when he was 10 months old. I'm SO sorry but SO glad to hear it was a success and now she'll start pooping and feel MUCH better!