Saturday, July 19, 2008

Saturday, July 19

I have the computer just for a few minutes while Glen is in visiting Maddy. I've not been on the since last night, and haven't had a chance to read the many emails and comments in my box yet, but thank you, thank you! I know that your prayers have not gone unheard.

Maddy had an awesome day today! She was extubated very uneventfully. Her lungs sound beautiful, according to the RT. She also was able to tolerate her first bottle feeding (with my milk) since her surgery (actually, she hasn't been fed since Monday, but she's had fluids/nutrients/fat via IV). And I just went back in after shift change and Nurse Jackie has a crib pulled over for her to transfer to at some point tonight. So all in all, a very perfect day!

OH MY>>>>Glen now: I was just informed by Nurse Jackie that Maddy is ready for her bottle!! I knew Pam wanted to give it to her, so I came out and let her go in to do that for the very first time. Exciting!

Maddy was out of her incubator-type bed and in a real hospital crib for the first time, as well....and also, Jackie says we should be able to begin to hold our precious little girl in another day or so! Can you tell we're thrilled? We feel like we are really beginning to see progress.


Anonymous said...

Those are some very excellent updates.

Anonymous said...

So excited for your great day -- and news that you'll get to hold your sweet little girl soon! She's so adorable -- We'll keep praying for you all!

Brant and Merrilee Luther

Anonymous said...

We check your blog several times a day and we are so delighted to hear of the good progress. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Maddy is so precious!

Gary and Diane

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! HE is caring for precious little Maddy and her family! Marilyn Weese

Sonya said...

Congratulations on the birth of little Maddy! She is certainly so beautiful! We check often for updates. We're praying for you that God will give you special strength during this time.

Ben and Sonya

danaeyoung said...

I'm happy for you all with your good news about Maddy. Thank the Lord! Thats great!

Love and Prayers,

CALISTA said...

I hadn't checked your blog since Madison's birth, and I struggled to fight tears as I looked at the pictures of your beautiful little girl, and then read the updates on her progress. I hope she heals quickly and you all can settle into a "normal" routine soon, if there is such a thing. =)