Saturday, March 3, 2012

BIRTHDAY GIFTS

At this morning's chest ultrasound, we were shocked at the news that the fluid in Char's chest is GONE, especially since her diuretic cocktail had stopped yesterday.  Her doctor said that he was truly "shocked." And I ask you, how could it be anything less than by the Hand of God?!  I am speechless...and so is everyone else.  What a gift it is for Char Char!  Let's ask that all prayers for Charlotte be answered ESPECIALLY those for the continued healing of the  ventricles in her brain.  

She continues to wow on the CPAP trials and breathing settings on the ventilator.  The plan is to increase her feedings - which started last night - throughout the day and really focus on beefing her up before extubation.  The more calories, the better!  We will watch that the fluid in her chest doesn't reaccumulate after eating, which ties into the lymphatic system grouping of issues that we are dealing with.  This is also why she is on special formula vs Mommy's milk.  

Charlotte is 4 weeks old today!  Happy one month birthday to my little muffin.  I wonder if when she's older, she will remember being carried by God during all of this?  No matter, we will tell her that when we couldn't hold her, He did.

We hope that MONTH 2 brings many more relaxing days, happy days and days filled with feedings, clothes, and being HELD.  Although this month's best birthday gift is her accomplishment of being HERE.  What a rockstar she is.  I hope that she doesn't get a big head after all the times I've told her just how perfectly perfect she is.  Oh, and beautiful too.  Yup...definitely beautiful.

Can you tell that I'm smiling?  It's a good day.  

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

Proverbs 3:5-6

3 comments:

  1. Wow!! This is truly amazing! I can hear your smile through every word. Yippee!! Go Charlotte :)

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  2. What a wonderful birthday gift!!!! Yay, Miss Charlotte! We are so proud of you!

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