Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Good things continnue . . .

Today they took the arterial line out of her right arm and took her off milronone which is one of her heart medications. They were also able to lower the amount of dopamine that she is on. Unfortunately Greg is sick so he stayed at home today.
She is still tolerating the breast milk and pooped three times while I was there today. I got to hold her again - which was awesome, she really did well. It is quite the adventure to hold her since it takes at least three people to move her and all of her equipment, we had to reference the pictures on the camera from yesterday to see how we did it since holding babies with open chests is quite the rarity in the PICU. Abby is doing a great job taking off fluids and when I left today she was on pace to set a new record. Even though we need her to pee more she keeps moving in the right direction. Thanks again for the love and prayers - keep it coming.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

That is great news to hear that she is doing better. She is a real fighter... I can't imagine what it would be like if I couldn't hold my child for 3 weeks... that is really hard.

Nicole said...

I'm so excited that you got to hold her. What a treat! It sounds like she is heading in the right direction. Keep up the good work!

Elena said...
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Elena said...

Jen,
Okay so it took me a little bit to figure this out, but I think I've got it. I don't know if you remember me or not, I worked with you for a short while before I headed back to Idaho. I heard about little Abby and Kathe S. was kind enough to share you info with me. I check your site daily to see what's new. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers here in Idaho. Best of luck for continued good news!!

Elena Duncan
elenascasa@msn.com

Monisha said...

Hey Jenn, I have not kept in touch but I want you to know you and Gregg and Baby Abigail are in my thoughts all day. It started out with me checking your blog each day hopping to hear how your family is doing, now if I don’t check Aakil reminds me to check, or Robert or one of my friends calls to see how things are going.
Not only do you have me sending good vibes your way, you have thoughts, vibes, prays, and what ever else people do coming your way from so many people, even people that have never met you and they are talking to Jesus, Buddha, Allah, The Universe, Oprah and all the other important people about how we can not wait to see what “our” baby Abigail is going to be when she grows up, with the fighting spirit that she has in her, she will change the world! She has already affected the lives of so many. That’s all. I would like to see you, let me know when you need some entertainment and I will be there.

nurse adrian said...

I'm glad to see Abby is moving in the right direction! I miss you guys a lot, hopefully I'll see you soon! Go Abby!!