Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Big Sister Sheena
Sheena is now the proud big sister of Roy. Roy arrived via C-section weighing 4kgs - 500gm bigger than Sheena was.
Unfortunately Roy has only spent 2 days at home with Sheena despite being 13 days old already. They detected a heart murmur, which he was coping with fine while at the maternity hospital, and was discharged with a plan to follow up in the next few weeks as an outpatient, expecting that the holes would spontaneously close (as was the case with Sheena). However after 2 days home from hospital, Roy went into heart failure, and he's been in hospital since. It looks like surgery is the path we're on at the moment. There is still a chance that they'll send him home first beforehand, but his work of breath is still really labored, so he is staying put at the moment.
Sheena is being a bit naughty at home with Dad at the moment, but that is to be expected given she's 2 and testing the boundaries without mum around to say No. I have been in hospital with Roy, so I am missing Sheena a lot, but see her every second day for an hour or so. Cardiac wards are not good play areas for 2 year olds, so its hard to do much more than that at the moment.