5:20 PM (Randall posting): Just a quick note to let everyone know that Sophie will spend another night in the hospital. Sounds like basically they're wanting to make sure her blood sugar levels have stabilized before they send her home. I will be leaving in a bit to relieve Susan (who sounds a little overwhelmed after spending the day with Sophie, who was unable to take a nap thanks to all the coming and going). Elisabeth will stay with friends for a couple of hours while I head up to Chapel Hill and Susan heads back. I'll be with Sophie tonight and Susan will be at home with Elisabeth, eventually. Tomorrow morning is supposedly when Sophie will get to go home, but we've learned not to hold our breath. At a minimum, we'll need to check her levels tomorrow morning, try out her new at-home monitor (assuming it arrives in a timely fashion), and make sure we have all the information (dietary, medical, etc.) we need to have her released into our care.
By the way, if one more person tells me, "God never gives us more than we can handle" (no matter how true that may be), I'm going to scream. God did not give Sophie leukemia because He knew we can handle it. God did not give Sophie ketotic hypoglycemia on top of this because He knew we can handle it. I'd rather go through my day admitting to myself and everyone else that what we are going through on a daily basis, including Sophie's recent hospitalization, is, frankly, more than we can handle, but certainly not more than God can handle. Getting through this is not up to me, thank God!