Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hello all

I just wanted to update everyone on what is going on with us. I received 3 blood transfusions last night to bring up my blood count and iron count which brings my total transfusions to 9. My blood level was checked at 4:00 am and at 8:00 I was told that I was at 8 point something when it is normal to be at 12 or 13. So she re ordered a blood check at 10:00 and at 12 I found out it had gone up to 9 point something on its own so I my body was finally starting to catch up on its own. I was released at 2:45. Elena is still in the NICU but they are saying that she will be able to come home tomorrow. They just want to make sure she is eating enough before she leaves. I plan on going over this evening and tomorrow so that I can try and feed her. I cant tell you how you how difficult it was to drive away knowing she was still there. We are doing better and I will eventually feel like myself again and not so weak and light headed which will be good since I will need to take care of a new baby after today. Thank you all for your prayers and calls, I have the best friends in the world and I am glad that I am still here to take care of my family.

11 comments:

Just The Three Of Us said...

Elena is absoulutely beautiful! i am so glad to hear that you are recovering. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. Out prayers will be with you and your little family. Lots of love, Andrea

Papa Randy said...

Good Grief. I had no idesa you were having problems. Nobody ever tells me nothing. I hope all is well and that both of you are doing good. I will defintely pray for you and put you both on those special roles in Santa Monica. All our love goes out to your family.

Jesus F Moreno said...

We are so grateful you are both happy and healthy. We can't wait to see our beautiful new grandaughter! Love, Grandpa and Grandma Moreno

Sam and Janiece said...

I am so sorry for all of the problems that you have had, but it seems as though everything is getting better, so that's good news! Your new baby, Elena, is absolutely beautiful! You are definitely in my prayers...and I hope that you continue to recover quickly...Janiece

Abby said...

Congrats! Elena is beautiful!
That's really scary what happened to you. I'm happy you are feeling better though and Elena gets to come home tomorrow. Get lots of rest!

The Carlson's said...

Congrats you guys! Elena is b-e-a-utiful! Katy told me what happend, I am glad you and the baby are okay now! You are gonna have so much fun with a little girl! If Elena needs any fashion tips...Annie has a few! Haha!

lacey said...

Hi Alison and family! I heard the news of Elena's arrival way over here. She is DROP-DEAD beautiful! PERFECT! I am also so sorry about all the complications. I am sorry you had to leave her in the NICU ... that is so hard and nothing really prepares you for the idea that you will go home without your baby. Oh for your heart! I really struggled when our 3rd stayed for 2 weeks... but I am so happy that Elena will be able to come home soon. Please take care- be GENTLE on yourself and your heart and body Alison! Mom comes first! all my love-
Lacey
ps- I wish I could bring dinner in. I don't think it would be too fresh and warm from way over here :)

cj said...

Congrats on your new little girl. Thinking of you and your family!

The Potter Pack said...

Glad to hear that you are going home ... Hopefully in no time you will feel better and no so light headed and you will be able to completely enjoy your gifts from Heavenly Father ! Love you.

Shannon said...

So glad you're home and that you're recovering. You'll do better at home...hospitals are no place to get well, I've decided.

Ashley and Nate said...

I'm glad you're doing better! Elena is so so beautiful!! I hope you're all adjusting to a new busy life!! Good luck with everything. I hope you continue to heal quickly.