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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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Friday, January 8, 2010

ANNA GRACE - January 8

Due to Tina being very tired she has asked me to update the blog for today. So please forgive me in advance for not being as detailed about all the ins and outs of Anna Graces care and condition.

This morning between 7am and 8:30am little Anna Grace graduated over the 3rd major hurdle which was getting her ventilator removed. She has been doing wonderful since. All the nurses are coming by and complimenting on how well she is doing. Most babies when they have the vent removed are very agitated but Anna Grace has been awake and very quiet. She has been even doing some goooing and ahhhing like she is saying “thank you Lord for getting that big ol pipe out of my throat.” It is common in most cases as well for the babies to have to go back on the ventilator so please keep this in your prayers.

It’s tough not to say to Anna Grace “Good job for being so strong” because that’s what naturally wants to come out. But let’s face it, she did not do anything. The good Lord Jesus Christ did it all. Without Him working towards strengthening my little girl she would not even be here. So I have to be very careful speaking to Anna Grace and making sure she knows it’s the Lord who has given her the strength to rebound so quickly. My heart breaks because there are so many little ones who are struggling. As I’m typing this I have a mom across the room from me who’s little boy just cannot seem to get out of the PCICU. It’s been I think 3 months.

Another big thing today is Anna Grace had her catheter removed so she is back to just diapers. The nurses are still in charge of this so it’s cool. I mean she still has a couple of lines going into her belly and its scares me to think about changing a diaper. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

They will be checking later her vocal cords to make sure there was no damage when the ventilator went in or came out. It’s something they do on all babies but still be in prayer about there not being any damage.

Also they will be starting her back on breast milk shortly. They will only start with like 2 to 4 cc at a time but will increase as her stomach can tolerate it. It is very common also for heart babies to have issues keeping the milk down. I’m not sure why but Dr. Forbus said it is possible she will have to have some help getting milk into her by having a feeding tube surgically put into her side. Please be in prayer about this as well and that she can feed normally.

Anyway, all in all it’s been a very good day except a little boy named Josiah had to be flown back down here to the PCICU from Greenville yesterday. He has been in the PCICU for I think 6 months - Heart breaking. You can read him and their parent’s journey at www.thewilsonheart.blogspot.com

Hebrews 12:3 says this: “Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.” Thank you Jesus!

1 comment:

Mfarms said...

He is faithful and you are faithful. Thanks for being such an example for us all!! In our prayers faithfully!
D. Marik