Daddy day today. Even though Ellie doesn’t have her coloured hearing aids yet she is still super cute with the plain ones on! When I finally worked out how to get them in properly (even the nurse had tried before I got there and had given up) she seemed quite happy to have them in.
I noticed immediately that she was much more interested in looking around (to see what was making all the new noises) and much less interested in looking at her daddy! Ha ha, I am sure the novelty of hospital sounds will wear off soon and I will get some attention again. I don’t think the video captures it but she was gooing and gahing quite a bit today which was really nice.
Ellie is continuing to amazingly work towards her eviction. She is looking great and surprising everyone with her sudden competency in head control, breathing and general interaction. Her last hurdle is the immunisations. No, she isn’t having several of these, they just keep getting put off. They are most probably going to happen tomorrow and then she will most likely be kicked out of intensive care for her next Daddy visit (Friday).
It is nice that our biggest worry at the moment is being caused by Ellie doing really well. The general ward is quite daunting for us, knowing that Ellie will not be closely watched. Today, for example, she pulled out her breathing prongs every 5 minutes and she won’t have a nurse to pop them in constantly in the general ward. Deb and I might have to learn to juggle a few more balls and find a way to be with her constantly, at least for the settling in period.