This morning God gave me a sweet treat. As I walked into Grace's room, the sunlight was shining beautifully through her window, illuminating our little angel sound asleep like this...
What makes this sight so special is that she is on her tummy for the first time ever (I had never seen her back before- I know that doesn't sound like a big deal, but it meant so much to me for some reason:-), she isn't on oxygen anymore; the huge sticker on her forehead (measuring the oxygenation in her brain) is gone; she is being fed milk through a feeding tube (for the majority of her life so far, she has been on just TPN and lipids); and she was sleeping as peacefully as can be!
Today was a great day! Thank you for praying Kitty through this past bump in the road (and all the other bumps along the way). Her Dr's are happy with her vitals and were just waiting to see how her tummy was going to handle the milk because, as of this afternoon, she was digesting the milk very slowly. I'm so happy to report that after a long day spent squirming around, pushing, and grunting her determination paid off... she pooped! I hope that doesn't gross you out too much because this is the type of stuff that makes this Momma happy and grateful! One of the things that I'm most grateful for is that we serve a God that cares about poop (you must think that I've really lost it now)... but really, I love that I can cry out to God about any and all of my concerns, no matter how trivial they may seem. Her Dr also mentioned that she may be able to move to the 15th floor (no longer ICU) sometime at the beginning of the week (that is one step closer to bringing her home :-). Our prayer request at this point is that there are no more bumps in the road, that she can eat by mouth soon and without any complications, and that her blood pressure remains good. When we just called to check on her, the nurse said her last two blood pressure readings were high, but she's about to get a dose of her blood pressure medication, so hopefully it goes right back down. THANK YOU for your fervent prayers!
Kitty is ready for Disneyland!