Mia's little personality is coming back more and more with each new day! Today she will need to have a chest tube put back in. She started eating yesterday and the fat from the food is causing some fluid to collect in her chest. We are told it is not uncommon for this to happen. Another small setback for an already slow and difficult recovery. I was really looking forward to hearing that we were being moved to the step down unit today and we would be one step closer to home. I am trying to focus on the positives and I know that we are moving in the right direction but I am tired of all of the setbacks. I try to look at the "grand scheme" of things and know that the memory of these past 2 1/2+ weeks will eventually fade. Ultimately Mia's life was saved with this surgery and while the journey has been unimaginable at times I would do it all again in a second. I am hoping by the weekend there will be an end in sight or at least talk of us moving closer towards home.