Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The ups and downs continue, but for the last 20 hours or so she's been a little angel. She hasn't been naughty at all... I told her that even though she dosn't feel good and she might be angry and confused, it's very naughty to just hold your breath until you turn blue. I really hope she listened and is done with that.
They've come down some on her sedation and every now and then she'll open her eyes and look around for a few minutes before drifting off back to sleep. She isn't getting as angry or agitated as she was before when they do their assessments.. Please, please pray that she will continue like that instead of getting so mad she refuses to breathe and has more of her little episodes. They said if she has a good night tonight, they can start weaning some of her ventilator settings and GET THAT TUBE OUT!! I'm so ready for it to be gone beacuse I miss my little girl so much! I miss seeing her eyes and her smile and seeing her kick with excitement. It will be a very slow weaning process I'm sure, but anything is better than nothing! I think she really scared the docs (and her mommy) so no one has wanted to push her too much.
As you can tell from the picture, she looks TONS better today. She has gotten off most of the fluid and so her face looks back to normal almost. She dosn't seem to be in as much pain today, and I think we've rounded a corner and gotten past the worst.
Everyday that she makes some progress and looks a little better is such a blessing, and we are overwhelmed with gratitude and happiness that she is fighting so strong and is still here. Today I feel like shouting, SHE'S DOING IT!! SHE'S OVERCOMING EVERYTHING THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO GET THE BEST OF HER! I know that it is the hand of God blessing her little body with His power. He has never left her, or us, and has continually strengthened us all with His love. I'm honored to be her mommy and to be a part of this miracle from above.