A Watched Pot

Big news for today was Jen is home! She is doing wonderfully well, the very model of how to deliver a baby. It will be nice for her to sleep in her bed and eat non-cafeteria food, but the homecoming is bittersweet: Maryellen remains in the NICU.

The title of today’s post is where we feel like we’ve been today. There was nothing planned for today other than watching and waiting (or to use the medical term, monitoring). She continues to look great and has not had any signs that her circulatory system is disturbed in the least. The plan is to repeat the echocardiogram tomorrow. This will hopefully give us some useful information. As it stands, best case scenario is that Maryellen goes home over the weekend; worst case is that she’ll need surgery and discharge could be delayed a bit. We’ll continue to update as available.

We went to Shipley’s Do-nuts this morning and I picked up 5 dozen pink glazed donuts for the nurses and physicians taking care of our little girl. Sometimes it’s the little things…


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5 Responses to “A Watched Pot”

  1. rebecca Says:

    thanks for keeping us posted! OOOH, those doughnuts were a hit, I’ll bet! Good call, Dr. Mix! We continue to pray for a swift homecoming for Maryellen and patience for you all. Hugs to all!

  2. Joy Says:

    We’re still sending prayers your way!!! And, speaking from experience, ICU nurses LOVE doughnuts!!! 🙂

  3. Carol Allison Says:

    How wonderful to hear that Maryellen is doing so very well! And yeah, Jen! What a great “birther”! I continue to ask the Lord to give you a complete miracle! May tomorrow’s echo show that He has answered my prayer! Hugs to all of you!

  4. Maggie Says:

    That baby is without doubt a product of Mixon and Wells genes. We love you guys! We are so thankful everything is progressing along so uneventfully!!

    (I love the way you write these posts. If I didn’t already know you are a doctor before reading them, I’d think you are.)

  5. Dee Sinard Says:

    I’m praying the PDA is closing but the AS is not significant enough to cause problems. So glad Jen is home and doing well. Know it is a disappointment that Maryellen is still in the hospital. Can we visit Jen at Childrens? Do u have some time off?
    Love and prayers,

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