Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New looks

Check out my new looks!

Little Dorrit's breathing tube was successfully extubated today and she looks like a new woman! I haven't seen her sweet little pink lips since the day she was born and we heard her cry today too! I say "we" because with the magic of FaceTime, Mr. Rochester was able to be present while the tube was being extubated and he got to hear her cry too. Her poor little cry is a bit hoarse from having a breathing tube next to her vocal cords for so long but she is still not afraid to make some noise. Her breathing tube was replaced with a RAM cannula that still provides some respiratory support which they will probably start weaning her off of in the next few days. 

AND, amazingly enough, this girl also took a pacifier for the first time tonight. She is back up to full feeds and has not spit up once since her breathing tube came out. Her chest tube had zero output today and the pleural effusions are still gone. If they stay gone over the next few days while she is on full feeds, I bet that chest tube will come out! All of her recent progress is very encouraging and I just pray she doesn't throw us anymore curve balls. Thank you for all your continued prayers!! She is taking baby steps in the right direction to getting better.

10 comments:

Jani said...

Look at that precious little mouth! Were you just kissing on her all day long? I love that she takes a binky and everything. She is a little miracle baby.

Nonnie Light said...

Tears of joy for her continued progress. I can only imagine how happy you all are right now. And what cute little chubby cheeks...she is beautiful!

Mary said...

How wonderful!!! So so happy for you all!! She is so beautiful!!! We ever keep you all in or prayers!! Love you!

N2HIM said...

So happy to hear about her progress. I will definitely keep you all in my prayers.

Angie

A Little Tidbit: said...

Beautiful, beautiful darling daughter. I think Dorrit looks like you. I know she is feeling the love and strength of you and Rochester, all of your family, all the prayers. We will keep praying as well. She is definitely a fighter, look what she has been through in her 40 plus days!!! She is truly amazing. And the medical team are amazing as well, what blessings to your family!

Julie said...

:D So happy! Hopefully she continues to do better and better

Kathryn Baker Parks said...

This is such amazing news! She is so precious. It's exciting to see her whole cute face now. Have been thinking about you guys a lot over the last few days and praying for good news. Praying that things get better and better over the next few days.

Jenny said...

Happy, happy, happy!

Kelly said...

This is all so super wonderful! Such big steps in the right direction! Hooray! I'm so happy she's continuing to improve. It's awesome you got to hear her cry already. She is beautiful. Love you all!

Grandma Bennett's Blog said...

So happy for your family. Prayers are with you.
Kristine (Mark's mom :) )