Sunday, September 2, 2007

Dear Tommy...

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2007 10:47 AM, EDT
When we arrived at the hospital today Brianna gave us one talking to for not getting there earlier. She was very alert and awake. She is now on minimal lines and we can pick her up and hold her as much as we want. We have an opportunity to feed her with a bottle at noon. Just don't want to tire her out yet. Everything is moving right along. Thanks be to God and our family and friends for such support. We are truly blessed.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2007 04:09 PM, CDT
More wires are gone. We're getting down to the last one! We have to get her to drink from a bottle though before we can leave. Her throat is pretty sore so it has been a challenge. Nothing we can't handle by now.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2007 11:13 PM, EDT

Dear Tommy,

Your origami cranes are working. Although we are short of the "1000" cranes that are needed, the ones that we have are working overtime to create their magic. Brianna is doing incredibly well. We were told that the "normal" baby would be in the hospital 7 to 10 days for this surgery. Well, Brianna has been in there 5 days and the only thing keeping her there is the fact that she needs to drink orally from her bottle. And the only thing that is keeping her from doing that is a sore throat from the tubes that have been in her throat and nurses who are feeding her in an aggressive manner. At least that is what we think. Being a petite baby with a petite tummy, Brianna has never drank very much per feeding and they are giving her more than she is used to, through a tube through her nose and before she can digest it, it's time to eat again. Therefore, so far, she has not been "hungry" enough to forego the sore throat and drink from the bottle. Now, mind you, this is only the first day of trying this so....tomorow is a new day and one more day that Brianna's throat has had time to heal and hopefully, she will drink from that bottle. Once she does...home we go. Amazing, isn't she.

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