Tiny Warrior: A Journal For NICU Families

I did something new. As you know, if you've been around for a while, I created this blog as a means to share my daughter, Scarlett's, story. Scarlett was a micro-preemie born at 23 weeks and 6 days (you can read her story HERE), and ever since she's come home I have taken the time … Continue reading Tiny Warrior: A Journal For NICU Families

Epilogue: Balancing Act – Life after NICU

After Scarlett's grand escape from NICU, she and I didn’t immediately go home. Home for us is actually 2 hours away in Andrews, Tx.  So going “home” for Scarlett meant an extended stay at Grandma Sylvia's and Popo’s house (my mom & her boyfriend).  Both of whom we are so incredibly thankful for, for opening … Continue reading Epilogue: Balancing Act – Life after NICU

Chapter Thirteen: Moving Mountains

The day had finally come for BJ and I to "Room In" with Scarlett and I was anxious to see how it would go. This was it. The final test before going HOME. I remember talking with Perlita a few days before (the last time I would talk to her in NICU) and she offered … Continue reading Chapter Thirteen: Moving Mountains

Chapter Twelve: Someday Soon

We were a couple of weeks into March already and it felt like we were stuck in NICU limbo. Scarlett was on .3 LPM oxygen and she would not give it up. Every time they tried to wean her down even just a smidge, she would NOT have it. She was happy right where she … Continue reading Chapter Twelve: Someday Soon

Chapter Ten: More Than Meets the Eye

On February 9, 2018, just two and a half weeks after being on CPAP, Scarlett graduated again and was put on High Flow Nasal Cannula. It was such a relief! Not only did it mean that her lungs were growing stronger but she was also that much closer to going home. But she wasn't going … Continue reading Chapter Ten: More Than Meets the Eye

Chapter Nine: Wait for It…

You know how when you're riding a roller coaster and the train goes up and up and up until you FINALLY reach the very top and before you know it you're plummeting to the bottom? That's one way to sum up the next events in Scarlett's journey. Only instead of reaching the top, we were … Continue reading Chapter Nine: Wait for It…