Saturday, March 15, 2008

Hanging Out

Ava is continuing to breath on her own. She is on room air (meaning no oxygen) but is on 1/2 a liter flow...just a little assistance. They are working on decreasing that today. They will start her feedings again today, trans pyloric. This is where they place the NG tube pass her stomach. She is not getting breast milk yet, but I am sure she will be happy with the formula.

So, I had taken, oh, about an hour break to comfort Ava while she was getting messed with. During that time she was taken off of the flow and no longer has the nasal cannula on her face. Getting one step closer to seeing her gorgeous face with nothing on it. I can not wait until I can just come in and pick her up without asking anyone or without worrying about those darn chest tubes. I am not as worried about the PICC line (placed in her arm) probably because Kaden had one when he was here as well. It's almost like it is just another body part on my babies ; ).

I am again just blown away at how calm of a baby Ava is. She is such a doll. She studies Nate and I as we talk to her. Last night I held her for a little while. As I talked to her she just looked at me like she knew what I was talking about. There was even one point where she smiled at me. I can not wait to just be able to take her home and care for her on our own. I know that I am particular on things, but it is driving me crazy watching somebody do things to her that I would do differently. Oh well...the same thing happens when I watch Nate do things differently!!! At least he does them...right?

Right now I think that things are moving slowly but surely. Please continue to keep her in your prayers. I know that I ask for this often, but it has been helping her get through some rough times. Thank you for all of your support...and prayers.

1 comment:

Isabella said...

Amy,
I am so happy with what Ava is doing!! WOW she is just too amazing. I know it must feel great to get to hold her even if it is not that often. Sounds like she is moving at her own pace. If I learned anything last year, it was that nobody was going to tell Bella what pace to move at. She was going to do things when she felt like it!! Oh well, I guess it is all of that spunk our babies have that help them fight. Well I am missing you. I hope you are home by the time we come up for clinic. If not, you better bet I will be dropping by to say hello.
Love and Prayers
Megan