Friday, October 31, 2008

Our Pumpkin

Blair was awake when I went in this morning. It has been so nice to see her eyes open and looking around over the last few days. She doesn't get mad nearly as much lately. She did have the hiccups while I was there today, and she doesn't like them too much! By the way she kicked me when I was pregnant, I think hiccups have always annoyed her.
She does seem like she feels a lot better. All of the nurses have commented on how much calmer she is. They have all fallen in love with her and can't wait to hold her! She's going to be rotten before Brad and I ever get a chance to get her home! The nurses really spoil all the babies in there. Each baby even has a pumpkin name tag on his or her bed for Halloween. A friend sent me a pumpkin hat, so I took it in there for the nurses to put it on Blair today and left my camera for them to take a picture.
The new infection in her lungs seems to be under control with the
medicine they started on Monday. They took her off of two of the three antibiotics yesterday, since they found out that only one of them was needed for this particular infection. She is producing a lot of secretions still, but the doctor said that they aren't as thick as they were. They are going to try some breathing treatments today to see if they can get some more secretions out. If they can get her lungs clearer, he will think about giving her another go off the ventilator in the next few days. We still have no idea how much longer she may be in the hospital. There is really no way for anyone to estimate, so we don't even ask. I would rather her stay longer and know that she is well, especially in the midst of cold and flu season.
Her feedings today will be 10 cc every three hours. That's a little over 2 ounces a day, which is not much, but she has tolerated the feeding increases every day this week, so th
at is good.
The Lord has blessed us with a beautiful little girl with lots of fight in her. We thank you all for your prayers for His healing hand on her.



Connor Family Blog said...

We are still praying for y'all! Happy Halloween!

He gave me running said...

Hey Ashley this is Kari Ann Stubbs - Melissa told me about your blog and i've been keeping up with Blair's progress and praying for lots of things for all of you. Today I want to share something with you that jumped off the page to me. I follow Beth Moore's online bible study and this week is about developing an enormously effective prayer life. The text is from John 15:7-8 "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples."

I don't know where you are in your walk with Christ but know this, GOD LOVES you and your sweet baby Blair and He hears your prayers. You hang in there and cry out to God when you need to and even when you don't need to. He is in control.

Know that I am praying for Blair and your family. Grace Church is praying also.

Love your blog...

Jen O'Daniel said...

What a sweet little pumpkin! I love the picture with the the smile - I bet it just makes you melt!