Friday, March 8, 2013

Day 2 post surgery...

I'm always reluctant to post an update before the day is over because we know all too well that anything can happen, but glory be to God, Grace has had a great day so far!

It snowed last night and through most of the day today which was a sweet hug from God because we were able to enjoy the beauty of it from our hospital room, instead of having to be out in it...  Here is a picture of our walk to the hospital this morning as we passed a snow plow...
When we walked into see Grace, the numbers on her monitor looked great.  The plan for today has been to take off the muscle relaxer/paralytic (which keeps her from moving), but still keep her sedated (completely asleep).  They weaned her off of most of the cardiac meds, except for a low dose of dopamine.  She will start getting a very small amount of formula through an NG tube (the tube that goes through her nose and into her tummy) this evening.  Today has been a great day and we are praying that when we come in to see Grace early tomorrow morning, before I have to leave (to fly home), that she will be doing just as good or even better, so I can leave with the peace of mind that she is doing well.  Another hug from God came when we got back from lunch and found that someone had put a sweet little bow in Grace's hair...  It's the little things some times :-)
Two other God hugs have been just how AMAZING every single one of the Dr's and nurses that we have encountered here have been.  That statement alone doesn't even begin to do our feelings justice, so I will try to do a better job of putting into words what an incredible hospital this is at a later date.  The other hug has been seeing Grace's little movements and hand squeezes since they have taken her off the paralytic.  While they are all involuntary movements on her part, they still make us smile!

We were bummed that we had to miss Rodeo Day at Abigail's school today, but we loved and appreciated the pictures and videos that David's mom took for us!  Here is Abigail and her BFF Ju Ju...
Please pray for Andrew, he had the stomach bug last night, so he not only missed school today, but he has to miss a sleepover that he and Abby have been SO looking forward to for over a month.  They are going to reschedule it for sometime next week (since it will be spring break) when everyone is healthy, but it breaks our hearts that he was so let down.  Please pray that it was just a 24 hour bug, nobody else gets it, and that both him and Abby will have a great night and day tomorrow, even though they aren't having a sleepover with some of their favorite people.  We can't leave out the best big and little Brother ever, so here is a picture of Andrew at his rodeo day last week...


3 comments:

The Keierleber Family said...

Praying and loving the pics of all 4 of those babies!

Joyce said...

That is wonderful news! :) All praise be to God our Heavenly Father... Still praying for all of you. Love the pictures of all the kids. They all look so cute! It's good to see that they are adjusting well. I am sorry to hear that Andrew is sick. I will be praying for him to have a quick recovery too. Thank you again for sharing with us. Been sending Lots of arrow prayers lately......

Mary Ross said...

Andrew is back to his chipper, smiley self now. A & A are happy planning for Mommy's homecoming. They loved the bow in Grace's hair and looked beyond the tubes and tape and just saw the sister they adore.