We then went and saw Selah and picked Jon up. He needed to go into work today. She was calm, asleep and had perfect stats! It's hard for me that one of us can't be there most of the time but she is in the regular pod and her room is just a few feet away from the nurses' station. The plan is for her to be given the feeds slowly to make sure everything is ok. She did not test positive for anything at all and none of us are sick. The doctor I spoke to earlier feels she did have a small tear in her stomach, but she felt it was from all the gagging she did, not that the tear caused all the throwing up.... I don't know but it seems like too big of a coincidence that it happened when her gtube was messed with....it's so frustrating!
The doctors and nurses have called several times today to ask questions and i liked that! She had a small storming episode and I think it's because she hasn't had her fish oil since Saturday.
She is expected to come home in the next few days. We are spread thin at this point as Jon really needs to be at work and I'm not comfortable leaving the kids for hours at a time. We are going to go up there every day as much as possible. Today's visit went good, there was a volunteer singing in the lobby and that kept Sam and Sarah 100% occupied! Steve and Shad have dentist appointments on Thursday, poor Steve hasn't had his braces adjusted since early August. I'm sure he will need to wear them longer.
Last night I reread the book "The Boy From Baby House # 10" It is a book about a boy with CP who is left in a baby house from hell in Moscow. Things get worse as he is transferred at 4 years of age to the "internat" what many Eastern Europe countries call "adult mental institutions" He and some people who miraculously came into his life tell his story. It is shocking. I read this book a few years ago never knowing I'd adopt two daughters from an "internat" Ukraine's government is set up almost similar to Russia's as it was of course a part of the USSR for many decades. It still runs that way. The book just grabs me, if Sarah and Selah could talk, some of these stories and experiences would certainly be theirs also.
The only thing that really bothered me in the book is how many times it is expressed that this child should not have gone there because he had "normal" mental abilities. Of course they are not saying any child should be there but...they keep stressing how different he was compared to the others and that bothers me! I don't think any child or adult should be in those horrible situations! I know the author ddn't mean that either but it just came across a little bit like that.
But all in all, I encourage you to read this. It's real, believe me it is real. I've stayed quiet publicly about many of the things I saw when we were there visiting the girls. It was rough. But I do take into account the poorness of the community. I never got the impression that anyone was being mean, just not involved or interested and "this was how things were done" Believe me I got angry, very angry at times.... Things have changed, all the little ones like Sarah and Selah have been moved to orphanages instead of living in the same facility as adults. Are the orphanages any better? I don't know....it is a hard situation.... the best thing is to adopt these kids out of the situation!!!!