Finally, we're beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Tricia was moved to the step-down unit this afternoon, and we immediately both felt a sense of relief and relaxation. It's not quite the familiar feeling of 7800, but it is beyond explanation how much more comfortable it is than the ICU.
It could just be a matter of a few weeks before Tricia is discharged from the hospital, and Gwyneth is getting closer and closer everyday. The anticipation of the transplant is gone, the possible setbacks of the NICU seem to be fading away with every new day, and our minds can now begin to finally turn toward thinking about getting out of the hospital and going home.
We're certainly not there yet, and, especially with Tricia, there are still some major obstacles to avoid and/or work through before we make it back to the beach, but it really feels like we've been through the most stressful parts now.
I'll tell you more soon about the past several days as well as more about what we're expecting over the next several weeks, but for tonight, I'm just going to enjoy spending time with my girls.
A big thanks to Agnes for helping to disperse info to the fam, and to my dad for updating the blog.