Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Doing great!!!

Olivia continues to do awesome. She had a really good night. All of her numbers are looking great and she is still happy and super excited to be off the ventilator! For good, we hope! The plan is to get the ventilator out of the room today so that way she won't get any crazy ideas or anything!
The docs made a few minor adjustments on medications today - nothing too major. They are going to try to get her up to full feeds through her feeding tube so they can get rid of her IV nutrition. There aren't any plans to wean down her oxygen today. I guess her x-ray was a little more "fluffy" today, so I imagine they want to keep her lungs as open as possible with as much flow as they can.
Otherwise, she is already sitting up all by herself again (a little unsteady at times, but still doing amazingly well) and playing with all her toys. She is in desperate need of some new things to play with, so it looks like I need to make a toy run one of these days! Her smile is priceless and when she reaches out to touch my face, it completely warms my heart! We are truly blessed. Thanks be to God!


The Hawkinson Gang said...

Oh Livvy....I can't wait to see you! I miss your smile! Miss Olivia must be hoping that she can see the outside before the summer is over! Miss you guys! nic

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your comment on Elizabeth Myers' caring bridge site. This is her aunt, Heather Kniker (used to be Myers, I worked at the High School with you guys). I found out about your little girl shortly after we figured out what was wrong with Ella. My family has been thinking about your family and saying prayers for you all too.