The past two days have been such a joy with our sweet little Kitty (also known as Gracie doo). We call her Kitty because she makes the cutest little kitty noises and she enjoys when we gently stroke her neck. So, Kitty got her breathing tube out early yesterday morning and ever since then she has been SUCH a happy baby (Praise the Lord!). While she had her breathing tube in, anytime she was awake she was miserable... moving her head side to side, turning bright red and crying real tears, but you couldn't hear anything because she had the breathing tube in, so it was like someone had pushed the mute button. Let's just say it was heartbreaking for David and I to watch, so the past two days have been a sweet treat. She was awake most of the day yesterday and just as content as can be (as if she was hibernating for the past 2 and a half weeks and just woke up for the first time). Today she was also very happy and content, however she slept a lot more than yesterday.... UNTIL, Abigail and Andrew came to visit her and she perked right up. Before they arrived, she could barely keep her eyes open for a second, as I was trying to wake her so that she could meet her Papa (my Dad) for the first time, but one of the sweetest things to witness is what happened to Grace when she heard her brother and sister's voice. Her eyes sprung open and she barely blinked the whole time they were there.
In terms of Kitty's progress, she is on a very low setting of oxygen and her stats all look pretty good. Her blood pressure is a little high, so they are increasing her blood pressure medication and we are waiting for the left side of her vocal cords to recover from surgery. During surgery, they had to move the main nerve that controls the voice box and feeding (sucking) to get it out of the way so that they could work on the heart and that nerve can easily get injured or irritated when being moved. Occupational Therapy is coming by on Monday to work on eating from the bottle, will you please pray that she learns to eat well and quickly? Please also continue to pray that we don't hit any other bumps in the road and that the left side of her heart will continue to grow and astound the Dr's, giving God all the glory! Thank you!!!