Thursday, May 7, 2009
It's been a while, a lot of things have happened in the past 3 weeks.
April 25th 11pm changed my whole life for ever,
0ur third daughter, Erika Lizbeth Sosa is here, she was born with some health issues, she has gone through laser surgery, she's had needles pocked into her to the point where now they are all in her forehead, she fed for two weeks on IV only, she's a little warrior! She's still fighting at our local NICU (Neonatal intensive care unit), I know people say this all the time but I experience a very peaceful feeling everytime I go see her, it's like all the cares in the world wash away, she's a very special child.
I must say I am counting my blessings, as I have become aware of other parents going through the same issues, if not even worse problems than us, and I wonder how they cope, if they have firends there for them, if they will be strong enough.....I cannot help but pray for these people, so they can have the strenght to beat the odds, to stay firm.
As I write this I am so beat, physically, more so than anything, the emotional part... well I think we got through it pretty fast, it is not every day that you hear that your baby will probably not lead a very normal life, but whatever the outcome we will be there for her until the end.
My wife is doing great, she's a great support for me, she keeps going even though she is aware she just had a baby and needs to rest.
I am amazed as to how how people have come together to help us, there hasn't been a day that we haven't received help in some way or another, be it babysitting our other two daughters, cooking for us, calling to offer words of support, or to help me with some work related projects.
I want to give a shout out to Norm Meyers, Paul Komoda, William Valenzuela, Jorge Martinez, Jordu Schell, and all the kind people ( too many to mention) helping us through this.
God bless you all,