We were surrounded by family and friends when we reached Sick Kids hospital. People who loved us, who loved our little girl. It's always amazing to see how quickly people rally together out of sheer unconditional love.
We waited ever so (im)patiently to see our baby girl and they finally called us down to see her around midnight. We watched them do an echocardiogram as our precious little angel lie there quietly, peacefully, hopefully dreaming of angels and rainbows and butterflies. There was a team of doctors and nurses in and out of her room and we told her "story" over and over and over again as they tried to determine what caused our baby to be so sick. After spending some time by her side and being reassured that she was stable we made our way to our tiny little family sleeping room to get some rest.
The next day Jaidyn's health had improved dramatically. The breathing tube was taken out and she was given oxygen support for a few hours and then she was transferred to her own room where we could stay with her. It was amazing to see her turn around so quickly and it felt so good to be able to hold her and feed her and rock her again. We hadn't held our little girl for 2 days... words could not
describe how great it felt to hold her in my arms again and kiss her beautiful
They continued diagnosing her and she underwent an esophegal test on the Monday morning and they're suspicion was confirmed that Jaidyn has a condition called SVT (surpa ventricular tachycardia). A condition where her heart has an extra electrical pathway causing it to go into tachycardia. They prescribed medication, monitored her for another day and then sent us on our way.
What a week!
After everything we had been through previously I don't think we ever took our baby girl for granted. We knew what a precious gift she was from the moment we saw those beautiful 2 pink lines on the pee stick. But this week seemed to remind us of all the little day to day things we may not have thought about. Holding her in our arms, 2am feedings, 5am feedings lol, hearing the sound of her cry.
We count our blessings every day.
Today Jaidyn is a happy and healthy 14 month old who is the light of our lives. She is loving, smart and funny and so full of personality.
To anyone who may be reading this, take nothing for granted. Squeeze your kids more, let the housework wait and listen to their laughter, soak in their smiles and love and cherish the little things.
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words...