Today began roughly. After weaving in and out of sleep all night due to several nightly alarms from our neighbor's room (which sounded like chimes mixed with birds chirping), to remind him to take his heart medication, we were jolted awake by a frightening call from the NICU. At 5:30am we received word that Little Dorrit had been bleeding from her nose, developed new bruises between her eyes and on top of her head, and her platelet count had dropped significantly. Desptie our best attempts to remain upbeat and hopeful throughout the past week this news brought us crashing down to slosh around helplessly in the dregs of despair. Sleep was fitful over the next tortuous couple hours until we went to the hospital.
Upon our arrive, Little Dorrit's doctors were making their rounds, they rehashed the night's activities and introduced us to the hematologists who were assisting in solving the modern medical mystery that is our daughter. The hematologists explained to us that they were beginning to develop theories regarding aspects of Little Dorrit's condition but needed to run more tests on her and her parents. We had some blood drawn and are anxiously awaiting the results.....
On a more positive note, they did another echocardiogram and an ultrasound. Her heart looks good and there is no bleeding in her head.