November 10, 2005:

Hi all. I am home for just a few minutes to shower and grab a few things I need. We are staying at least one more day and night in the hospital. Dr. Youmans says if she stays stable today he will discharge her tomorrow morning. We will be going home with the stuff to do the breathing treatments as she will still need those for a few days and then if she gets sick again I will have them on hand rather than have to make another trip to the emergency room.

Emma made 9 lbs! She was 9 lbs both today and yesterday. Dr. Youmans says it is actually good that she didn’t gain because we don’t want to overload her body with fluids at the moment. She is doing great just coughing a bit, which he said is also a good thing.