Today is Stephen's 10th day in the NICU, and aside from surgery day, the toughest day yet. Dialysis is progressing, but not as well as we had hoped. He is still putting on weight and isn't losing enough of the swelling in his legs and face. His tummy looks pretty good, but other parts of him are so swollen, they look like the skin could crack any minute. Right now they are changing up his dialysis solution. The stronger solution will hopefully pull off the excess liquid from his extremities faster. It's just extremely hard to see your baby in such a state. And even though there are other good things happening too, I think it's going to be hard from here on out as we make super small baby steps toward recovery and home.
Plus it probably doesn't help that my hormones are going hay wire right now (at least thats what they tell me). Each day that Stephen is in the NICU is also a day post-surgery and postpartum for me as well.