Joshua and I had a good night last night. The morning could have been a little better... We got a rather early wake up call by Dr. Tebbi who pronounced that Josh was going to need another transfusion of red blood. His hemoglobin counts had slipped too close to the refill mark. As Dr. Tebbi put it, "Josh has frequent flyer miles with the blood bank." The transfusion went off without a hitch and Joshua did not have any allergic reactions. He is still holding on to a low ANC (it was only 128 today) so coming home is not an option anytime soon. With luck, and if he follows course, he should start to turn around in a day or so. I am hoping that we can get him home for the weekend.
The newness of a baby's life is something that always pulls strongly at my heart strings. The wondrous splendor of the architecture of a newborn reminds me that although there is much ugliness in the world there is perfect beauty in the universe. Amidst the cacophonous din of the world a newborn is a perfect note sounded clearly. Welcome to our world Allie! Your note is crystalline and rapturous! Remember always that we love you.