Mia was moved today to the step down unit which is a great milestone but it has caused some anxiety in her. We do not have our own room and are currently sharing the pod with two other families. The only "privacy" we have are the curtains that divide the patients. I notice a look of fear and uncertainty on her face as she listens to other children cry and I wonder if it brings back memories of the orphanage. I am sure it does and it breaks my heart. It certainly is less than ideal for a child that has lived most of her life in and orphanage. She looks at me with an emotionless look on her face and has cried off and on. I can only imagine the confusion she is feeling. She also needed to have the chest tube placed yesterday and it has drained quite a bit of fluid. Hopefully that will subside within the next few days. At this point I am not even going to guess when we might be going home. I am grateful that we are in step down unit in spite of it being "less than ideal" for Mia. It does mean we are closer to being home.
Mia enjoyed her short visit with the boys today. They were here for about a 1/2 hr and then had to get home to get ready for Ethan's soccer game. *Good news*.... the nurse just walked in and asked us if we would like to share a room with a family and their daughter that we have become friends with throughout our stay! Of course I graciously took them up on their offer so we will be moving yet again and having a slumber party tonight! Praise God that He cares about even the smallest details! This will make our extended stay a bit easier.