Sunday, October 18, 2009

Myra, Day 25

No more tubing in Myra's face!

Well, it's been a long four days since surgery. It took the doctors a good 15 hours before they were able to adequately manage Myra's pain after surgery. Then, they didn't feed her for almost 72 hours! Once we started feeding her, they found out 24 hours later that they had been using the wrong tubing for her G-tube. No wonder she had been extremely gassy and fussy those 24 hours! All that is finally worked out and she is taking close to half her feedings from a bottle already! And...I got to nurse her for the first time!! I think she does better on the breast than on the bottle, but doctors seem to think they know it all... In a few days I'll have her home and we can do what we think it best for her. We have a handful of appointments this week - speech therapist, ordering/training on her monitors, renal ultrasound to check out her high blood pressure, hearing test, car seat test, etc. - and after all those details are done...she'll be home!!

Thank you so much for your prayers. They are taking her off of her 2nd seizure medication today, so please pray no seizure show up. Pray her renal ultrasound doesn't show something that will keep her in the hospital longer and continue to pray for full healing of her brain. We are trusting that God is going to completely heal our little Myra. He's brought her from her death bed to where she is now, why should we doubt?


Shanna said...

And what a sweet little face it is!

So glad to hear the surgery went well and will continue to pray for complete healing.

Inglesidemom said...

I was out of town and missed all the action! So glad she is taking a bottle and also the breast and that things are looking so much better.

What an awesome testimony the Lord is allowing you to walk in. None of this will be lost - He will allow you to use every scary moment, every emotion, and every victory to encourage someone else and bring glory to His name!

Jen in Ohio