Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Bel

I'm so proud of my little Bel. She did SO well!! Tanner was so nice to make those last two posts for me to keep everyone updated while I was at the hospital all day today with Bela. Like he said, she did wonderfully well, we saw her right after they finished and she was already extubated and sucking hard on her binky..just like always. It was so good to see her so 'normal'. I never know what she'll come back like. Everyone was so excited to see her (this was our longest stay away), and everyone kept coming in to see her and commenting on how 'huge' she is!:) The cath took about half the time they told us to expect and the findings were basically that she is in a very good position for her Glenn Procedure. They thought there was a good chance that they'd have to balloon open an area in her aorta, but they did not think that was necessary once they were in there. It was all great news. She slept a lot of the day and was sound asleep when I forced myself out tonight. She sleeps a good 10 hours straight at night now, so I figured she'd be ok. THe best news of the day is that we don't have to stay until surgery!!! Everything looked good enough to spend the next 2 weeks awaiting surgery at home with her. I can't begin to say how happy that news made me!!! She should be on her way home with us in the morning. That was all so much easier than we anticipated and I am a very grateful mommy tonight!

19 comments:

Sally said...

Oh Ave...I am so happy to read this post. That strong little girl just continues to amaze everyone. I will be back in town on Friday so let me know what I can do to help...I know it will be needed much more in a couple of weeks, but I always want to help. How is Bens doing?

Wendy said...

Yea, I am so excited to hear that news! She is doing so well. I love the little picture of her at the top of your blog...so cute! How's Benson doing...poor guy! You've got so much on your plate right now. We keep praying for you and Bela (and now Benson)! We love you guys and are always thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

JoJo,Merc&Jad Say

This is good news that Our Lord Jesus Christ will continue to do wonders and good news will flow along. We continue to give thanks and pray without ceasing for Bela and the lives that will be changed thro' all this. Frosty this friday? get at me bababela

shuta

Dana said...

I am so happy to hear that everything went better than you planned and that you are able to bring her home before her surgery. My prayers will continue for all of you. How is Benson doing after his surgery? Love you.

Lisa W said...

What a wonderful blessing to be able to report good news. I can't begin to imagine how happy you must be. Our prayers contine to be with you all.

The Ridgway Family said...

I am so happy that things went better than expected Avery and I am even more excited that she gets to come home with you until surgery. Yeah for Bela! She is going to do so well with her surgery. Try not to worry too much these next two weeks and just enjoy her. She will be home with you again after surgery before you know it. Love you all!

Keisa

Jamie said...

Hey, this is Jamie, I am married to Johnny Poulsen who is a friend of Tanner. I check up on you guys daily and I am so happy that things are going so well. You and your family are in our prayers. Bella is so sweet and I know things are going to be okay for her. Thanks for keeping us posted. We will be sending tons of prayers and good thoughts from our family. Good luck and you are so lucky to have Bella sleeping 10 hours. Man, I wish that was my case.

Michele said...

I am so glad everything went well. I will be checking on your blog to see how things go over the next few weeks. We will pray for you!

The Butcher Family said...

Awesome news! We are so happy that the four of you will be home together...preparing & savoring every special moment together! We are praying for a successful Glenn and a very strong little girl...she's already proven the latter though, hasn't she?
We love you & keep you all in our prayers.
Heart hugs~ Rebecca

Andrea said...

Go Bela! That is great news! Good luck these next few weeks. We will continue to pray for you!

Dallas and Krista said...

Yeah Bels! She is so awesome. Krew wants to visit his friend Benson that has an "ouch". How is he doing? So glad to hear that things are going well. XOXO

Dallas and Krista said...

PS that picture is amazing. Who took it??

Ryan and Holly Gibb said...

Great news!! I'm so glad to hear she is doing well and that you get to be home for the next few weeks. Such a little fighter Bela is! We pray for Bela everyday and will continue to do so. I hope Benson is recovering well from his surgery. Thanks for the updates!!

Brittany & Barry said...

So good to hear that great news. On another note - you are a lucky woman to have a young baby already sleeping 10 hours at night! It took me forever for that length!!

Erin said...

Such great news Avery!! I was out of town most of the week and just got back and was glad to be able to hear such a positive update. I am glad you get to stay home and spend that quality time with her the next couple of weeks. We will check in this week!!!

Likes Chocolate said...

Didn't realize that Bela was up for surgery so soon. We will keep her in our prayers. She seems to be a tough cookie. I am glad you don't have to stay in the hospital until the surgery. That is good news? Hope Benson is doing well too.

Carolyn said...

i totally can't remember if i've ever left you a comment but I do read you blog from time to time, and you guys are amazing. I want you to know that we think of your sweet family often, and are always wishing you the best!

Jr, Suzie, Cole, Cruz, and Lindsay Dean said...

Hi there! I have been monitoring little Bela for a little while now (found through Annabelle's blog) and I'm so glad to hear that everything is a-ok for surgery. Our daughter will have it done in October we have been told. So, just crossing our fingers for no hiccups until then. Praying for you and your family and that the Glenn goes well. I have added Bela to Lindsay's blog (http://lindsaysheart.blogspot.com)so that others can follow her story as well.
Blessings-
Suzie

Jenna said...

So happy to hear the good news. I don't always comment but I'm always checking in on that sweet girl. You are a great mom and an amazing person! :)