And why haven't I posted in so long? Why didn't I have the energy to post everything I was planning to write about her therapy when it was fresh in my mind? There's a baby in Mommy's tummy! From every logical perspective I thought it would be nice to give Gili a sibling to play with, and maybe take care of her. Big Bro and Big Sis are very close to each other and have limited attention for Gili, but she needs a buddy, too. I just never thought I would be so sick! I hit rock bottom when I went to the hospital last Saturday night, and even Sunday and Monday I was no better. Finally Tuesday my usual anti-nausea started working again (prescription Zofran) and today I was out of bed! I actually took a walk! My mom is coming on Tuesday and I hope to keep up with this level of energy so we can get out of the house and have some fun.
I'd like to say, "enough about me, let me tell you about all the new things Gili is doing!" Unfortunately, there's just not much happening. I guess I could say no news is good news. She's been sick a lot, but nothing serious. She hasn't been back in the hospital. Things are going smoothly. Once in a while her teacher will write in her journal that she ate a spoonful of something. I think they try to feed her a little every day. That may be the area where she is most delayed, at least compared to her delayed peers in her class.
|Lil Bro (or Sis)|
Before I got pregnant I was planning to write a post about all the considerations of having another baby. Everything from Gili being so delayed, to the chance that the virus could still be active, or G-d forbid, reactivate. In Israel they do two blood tests for CMV in the beginning of pregnancy. One shows if you've been exposed (positive for me, of course) and the other (from what I understand) shows if it is active. Thank G-d, that was negative. So I just have to trust. I will say, however, that my friend, Ruth, had similar results and has a son around Gili's age with congenital CMV. We met through the CMV registry and when I am writing more, I would like to share some of the things we have talked about.