Sunday, March 8, 2009

8 March 09- First of all, we want to thank all of you who have been praying diligently since our last post. Caroline has shown definite signs of improvement. The doctors are going to keep checking on the lung x-rays to watch the lung they've been concerned about but we have no reason to think it is getting worse. They are confident the medication she is on will fix the bacteria problems in her intestines and the changes in her oxygen flow/concentration led to the best week so far in terms of numbers of oxygen desaturations. While she still shows lots of signs of reflux the doctors were comfortable enough to bump her food levels up and we have actually been trying bottle feeding once a day for the past four days. Caroline struggles but is learning quickly. She is now up to 4 lbs 6 ounces. Please keep praying that the progress continues as they will continue to challenge her with new things until she is ready to come home.


Maynard and Joy Howell said...

Look at that big girl drinking from her bottle! It helps to be awake doesn't it? She looks bigger since I saw her on Thursday. Wow, 4 lbs. 6 oz.! Sounds like she is making great strides towards coming home with Mommy & Daddy! We'll keep praying! God is good!

Charlie said...

She is so beautiful.

AshleyScooter said...

What a beautiful picture of Caroline! We're so excited to hear about the good news today! God is good!

Denise and Neal Higgins said...

Every day is a special gift from God. When we see these beautiful pictures and get the great news,
as one of my nephews use to say:

"It makes it more Speciallller!"

God bless Caroline Hope and her family.