Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Daily Hope: New Years Eve
Hope has had a good "maintenance day" today. She is maintaining her feedings well, so those have continued. She is still off the Dopamine, and maintained her blood pressure all day on her own, which is great!!! She had another x-ray of her lungs and it showed good news: her right lung has expanded!!
While Hope did not have forward progress today, she also didn't have backward regression, so today was a great day for maintaining. Daddy has rated today a 6 or 7 on the Hope Day Scale.
Hope's Mom & Dad had visitors today, Paul & Kristy Worfel for the morning and lunch then cousins Hester & Kathy in the afternoon. Great to have visitors, but unfortunately Hope hasn't seen any of them, but it is good for her mom & dad, and grandma & grandpa.
As you can see, the fashion show has resumed. Hope is sporting a green and pink hat, courtesy of her fashionista Aunt Em. She looks like she enjoys this hat, it goes well anytime of year, can be worn alone (obviously), or with a pink camisole, or a green tank, the list can go on and on.
While we are passing from 2008 to 2009 I have reflected upon all the good (and bad) things that have happened this year and decided, without a question, that Hope is the best thing to have happened. While personally I'm pretty excited about our President-elect Barack Obama, Hope has won out. If you are out and about celebrating the New Year, please take a moment and make a toast, a simple toast: To Hope.