God alone is Sovereign

1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Anna Grace - January 18

As far as nights go, last night was about the best night we've had in the last three weeks (yes, Anna Grace is 3 weeks old today)! Anna Grace slept virtually through the night with the exception of about 3 bowel movements which woke her up, but after she was changed and swaddled she went right back to sleep. I would say we got about 5 1/2 hours of sleep last night!!!!!!! Thank you Lord for giving us rest - thank you for answering this prayer :)

Also, at 11:30 pm last night Anna Grace's feeds were increased to 24 ml per hour. She hasn't had any trouble with the increase - again Lord we PRAISE you. The doctors have no control over how the babies here will do and neither does Anna Grace for that matter - it is ONLY our merciful LORD GOD and HE has indeed been merciful with Anna Grace. May I never take these gifts for granted or forget these blessings. Small as they might seem to some, they are HUGE to me and our family. Thank you Lord.

So, I haven't talked with her doctor yet this morning. They usually make rounds about 10:00 - but I think the plan is going to be to increase her feeds from 24 ml per hour to 25 ml per hour (which is her goal) and then let her stay there for about 4 hours & then to start compressing her feeds starting at 2 1/2 hours. Praying that God will again show mercy with Anna Grace and allow her to tolerate the compressing of her feeds.

Praying also that there is some improvement with the infection on her incision site.

I also would like to PRAISE GOD that Anna Grace's stats have all been steady & right where they want them - her Oxygen saturation levels for a single ventricle baby are good as well as her heart rate & respiratory rate.

Zachay and my parents will be up here this morning at some point and I am looking forward to an hour of playtime with Zachary in the awesome playroom they have here at the MUSC children's hospital. He REALLY loves this playroom! Can't wait to see my little boy :)

Also, since the chest tube was removed yesterday I can now hold Anna Grace. She still has the NG tube, pacing wires, Leads on her chest , an IV in her foot and a monitor on her other foot so it's not just as simple as scooping her up when I want to - but at least I can now hold her and I LOVE IT :) Sweet, sweet, sweet!!!!!!!!!!


Laura said...

Thank you LORD!! Tina, I hope today and tonight continue to be amazing.

Laura Myers

Jennifer said...

Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow!! SO GLAD for a GOOD night and SO MANY answers to prayer!!!
You are in the playroom as I type-- probably running back and forth between the dinasaurs and the pirates. :) I hope your time with Z is refreshing for you both-- and that there isn't too big a fuss when it's time to leave. :)