Saturday, February 7, 2009

7 February- I really don't know where to begin. Doctors have warned us not to get too excited when Caroline has good days because there is bound to be bad ones. We can't help it as she took leaps over multiple hurdles in the past 12 hours. First and most exciting is that her ventilator came off about 2pm today and she is maintaining a normal breathing rate taking in sufficient amounts of oxygen on her own. Secondly, she has been taken off of her blood pressure medication and has had one of her IV lines taken out. Nurses expect to remove the monitor for her Carbon Dioxide levels very soon. They have listened to her heart multiple times today and the murmur from yesterday seems to have gone away. They won't know for sure if the valve closed until Monday but they said things are looking good. We recently got the results of another lung x-ray and both lungs appeared more clear than yesterday. And finally, while I'm not too thrilled about the effects of her next milestone, medically the fact that Caroline had her first bowel movement is a very good sign. We know that these results can only be the answer to all of the prayers you've sent out and we are so thankful. Please don't let up, there are many more hurdles to clear.

5 comments:

info said...

I am absolutely elated for your new little family! Praise God!! I can't wait to read the post about when you first get to hold her. :-)

Granny Janny said...

We knew before Caroline was born that she is a fighter and we are so thankful for the progress she is making. God has given us a miracle and we will continue to be thankful for each day and pray that He will continue to hold our sweet Caroline in the palm of His hand. Kelly it has touched our hearts to see the love you have for Caroline. It was evident before she was born in your determination and sacrifice, doing exactly what the doctors told you to do for the sake of your baby. It is even more evident now that she is here and we see you with her. Watching you sit by her side, calming her as only a mother can, is a wonderful sight. Jeff it's so obvious that you are in love with your little girl. We can see it by the look in your eye that already, she has her Daddy wrapped around her little, bitty finger. Praise Jesus for this miracle.

gary said...

We give God the glory for the miracle we just experienced. We are truly humbled by His mercy and grace, and we thank all of the family and friends, and those believers we have never met for your prayers and support for Caroline, Kelly, and Jeff.

May God bless you for your faithfulness.

Gary ( Kelly's Dad & Caroline's G Pa)

Maynard and Joy Howell said...

I have to say thank you to both of you for allowing me to be a part of this experience and walking alongside you through it. It has definitely stretched my faith journey and impacted me in ways I will never forget. To see you with your sweet little miracle is such a blessing. I know she will continue to do well with such love and dedication from her mommy and daddy. I pray for God's continued blessings as you go through this next phase of getting her ready to come home! Love, Aunt Joy

Dee Ladd said...

I'm so grateful for the updates on Caroline! I'm glad Kelly is doing so well too. I pray for continued strength and healing on Caroline; and that soon you two will be able to hold this precious miracle!