Monday, January 21, 2008

Abby lost 214 yesterday. Dr. John changed her dressing today. He put some "seaweed stuff" on her wound that is antibacterial. It doesn't look like "seaweed." Jenn says it looks like angel hair pasta. It looks like really fine straw.

She got some more physical and occupational therapy. Lisa, her OT, does really great work. We believe the time Lisa spends with Abigail is crucial to her continued recovery. Lisa's entire approach is very healing and therapeutic.

Abby's chest looks better everyday. I hope I am not getting too optimistic, but Dr. John (and me) hopes by the end of this week - maybe - we can close her chest. I asked him how much longer after the closure can we hold her, he said probably the next day should be fine. I think she really needs to be held. I'm sure that she would love that. I know we would.


Anonymous said...

My name is Stacey. Brad Shellhammer is my husbands cousin. He sent me an email and I was just looking at the pictures of your Abby. Our daughter was born on September 21, 2007 so I know the joy you feel. The fear and sadness I cannot imagine. I wanted you to know you and your beautiful daughter will be in my daily prayer. God bless you all.

Anonymous said...

I know Char and a group of us at our church here in Texas are praying for Abby and for you guys as well. Thanks for the updates and the pics. They help to keep us focused on what the current needs are.