A week after we first took her in, her personality was back. She was smiling more, not sleeping as much, and doing pretty well. But she was still so super-clingy. I was worried that she had lost that independent, adventurous spirit I had admired in her. Now, 2 weeks later, and with her feeling so much better, her independence has returned. She still needs to touch base a bit more often, but is off and chasing after her sister, or the cat, or a rouge Cheerio that she sees on the floor.
All I can say is that we survived our scare, and it truly could have been so much worse. It really makes me feel grateful for the good health my girls have had so far. I have an even deeper respect for families with cronically ill children. I know that you do what you have to do, and I know I'd step up if it were necessary, but I can't imagine a month, a year, a child's lifetime, spent as we spent just one week. Thanks to everyone for all your thoughts and wishes. We are so happy our little TT is okay!