I have a 1 wk old DD in the NICU (Seattle Children's) now with a very serious heart defect (obstructed TAPVR). I had her at almost 42 weeks, so she's relatively big and strong...this was my HBAC birth, my first vaginal one, and I had 3rd degree tearing. So, I've got to spend a lot of time lying flat and recovering, which means I can't go see my baby very much. It's awful. It's pretty stressful on my bod to go see her though...the chairs/sitting situation is very uncomfortable and takes its toll. I have a hard time deciding...should I go see her today? Balancing my recovery needs against the need to be there. My bleeding picked up today so I didn't go. She's on the edge of life every day...we never know if she's going to make it or not. :(
I'm wondering how many others have had to deal with a similar situation and how did things go?