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1 Chronicles 29:11

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Anna Grace - January 6

We had a good night last night. They were able to reduce her ventilator some last night & she tolerated that well. She is still on the ventilator, it is one of those things they will have to wean her off of slowly, but we are encouraged that they have begun that process and that she tolerated it well. They will reduce the vent a little more this afternoon & then draw blood gases & see how she does. Please continue to pray about this for Anna Grace. They have also cut her dopamine down by 50% - this is a medication which helps regulate blood pressure. It is good that her little body has been able to tolerate this and is starting to regulate her own blood pressure. I was able to spend a little time with her this morning. Her urine output is good, but she still has swelling so we need to continue to pray that her swelling goes down. She also has some swelling around her lungs which is keeping her O2 saturatiojn levels down so please pray that this swelling around her lungs goes away.

As I was in there talking & singing to her she was trying to open her little eyes and she was moving her little hands. I took one of the mittens off her hand and just held her tiny hand in mine while I talked with her. The nurse said she could hear me. I know she is tired and she is still a very sick little girl, but she seemed to respond to me as I talked to her, at least I like to think she knew I was there.

She is amazing and I am so thankful that God gave her to us. Will post again this afternoon.


Kimberly said...

I feel so certain that the voice she grew accustomed to while she was snuggled up in your womb HAS to bring her great comfort as she hears it now. Oh, how blessed that little girl is to have such amazing parents!

Praying that God will continue to do the impossible FOR Anna Grace and one day do the impossible THROUGH Anna Grace!
Love you,

Rebecca said...

You KNOW she heard you!

Ditto what Kimberly said; one day, with Him, she and Zachary will grow to do amazing things because of you two!

Can't wait until you're chasing two healthy children around! They'll be fighting over the jump seat in the back of that stroller! :o)

Debbie Martin said...

Praise God for the good news. He has shown Himself so strong in all of this. You and Brian have shown tremendous faith and that alone is an awesome testimony. I pray the swelling will continue to decrease and she will be able to be taken off the ventilator.
Praying God will continue to comfort you all and give you strength through these long days and nights. You and Brian are such awesome Godly parents. My prayer is that Anna Grace will grow up to be a Godly woman that will tell her story! She already has one to tell!!! It is just being told by her precious parents.
God bless you and Brian!
Love in Christ, Debbie Martin