Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tough as Nails

Here's a picture of Hope's back after surgery. It actually doesn't look that bad, though the incision is about 1.5 " long. Her nurse, Gloria, told me this morning that no one told Hope she was supposed to have a rough couple of days after surgery. She is doing great. Gloria also told Mike that our little girl is "tough as nails". You go, Hope. The doctor called this afternoon and was very excited about how well she's doing. "She is so happy to have that ductus closed!" Her blood pressure is so much better, her kidneys are doing better, and they think they'll be able to have her off the vent within a couple of days. Everyone seems very happy with how she's looking. Yay! They won't start giving her milk again for at least a couple of days, but hopefully she'll really start to take off when they do. I'm not sure how long it will be before I can hold her again, but I imagine it will be a little while. Everyone will hear about it when it happens, I'm sure. Thanks again for praying our girl through her surgery.

Other good news... we had a nice weekend as a family. It felt almost normal for a change. It was hard to have Mike and the kids leave this afternoon. We just need to remind ourselves it won't be too long before they can come up again.

1 comment:

  1. Praise be to God! for working out yet another detail in Hope's little life. We continue to rejoice with you and pray through the crazy roller coaster you're on. Jill Brower