Thursday, July 2, 2009

Girlie Girl

I am going to be brief tonight as it's been a good, but long day and I am drained. Alaina is doing very well today. They have taken her off of her blood pressure medication completely and have turned her oxygen down. The most exciting thing though is that they have taken her off the paralytic. She's still very sedated but she's moving around a little bit. We were there for about two hours earlier and we got to touch her soft skin and see her open her eyes! They are dark just like her daddy's and I am thrilled that she got his eyes.

If Alaina continues to improve the way that she is, there is talk of moving her back to the NICU in Gainesville in the next couple of days. We are cautiously optimistic and would love nothing more than to have her so close to home. Of course, the more exciting part is that they will not move her back until they feel that she is out of the woods. We're still not there, but it seems that there may be an end in sight! Praise Jesus and His awesome healing power!

One of the things that we did today was take our girl a bow for her hair. The nurse was sweet enough to put it in and take a picture for us, which I included below. Isn't she just beautiful?

Love and blessings,


Ames said...

I sat tonight, in the tub in my parents house and just cried. Tears of joy that she is making progress!!

Oh Lord! Oh Lord!
How Majestic is Your name in all the earth!

I praise Him tonight for the blessings and for the progress. We're going to pray for a transfer BACK to Gainesville and that she continues to make such tiny yet HUGE strides towards becoming well!! We are so excited and I can't WAIT to call the Lake House at the crack of dawn and tell everyone that's there the good news!

I love you so much... we're all praying so diligently.

With Love,
Ames (and the rest of the crew...)

Sarah said...

She is beautiful! Love her little bow. She may have her daddy's eyes, but she looks like you, I think.

So glad she is doing well! I'm praying for a speedy recovery so she can get home! Love you!

~*~ Allison ~*~ said...

Praise God!!

I am so glad to read this update - and what a chunky little monkey you've got there!

Many blessings,

Hailey said...
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Hailey said...

Honey, she is so incredibly perfect! I agree with Sarah, she looks like her beautiful Mommy! I can not wait to meet her & squeeze her & kiss her sweet face! We miss you & Scotlon in Elberton this weekend; it isn’t quite the same without y’all!

I love you more than you will ever know & I am still so, so proud of you!

Christen said...

That is just the sweetest little girl since mine was born last year. I miss you terribly!! I cannot wait to meet Miss Alaina face-to-face! She is the most prayed for little girl in the world, and Thank GOD... we will praise Him in this storm!!