Saturday, February 28, 2009

Daily Dose: Saturday, February 28

Hope: day 83

Hope has had a rough day today.  The doctors were still concerned because Hope still wasn't feeling well this afternoon.  They ran some tests and found out she has gram negative rods (an infection they think is in her intestines).  They are giving her antibiotics and have stopped her feedings until she is back and perking up.  If she does not have more positive changes, there is a high likelihood that over the next few days more definitive testing will be done to determine if there is a pocket of infection that hasn't been taken care of already, which could potentially mean the possibility of surgery.

We are praying that Hope will "rebound" quickly from this little bump in the road.  Aunt Em spent some time with Hope today and Hope was relatively quiet.  Aunt Em got to hear Hope cry today, a little tiny short cry, and while it is great to hear her, it is also so hard to watch her and think that she is in pain.  Her little tiny face shouldn't have to grimace or tighten up.  We just hope that the doctors get it under control soon so that Hope can get back on her routine of growing bigger and stronger.

Hope also had some more visitors today.  Hope's Mommy's Aunt Terri and Cousin Kelly came from Ohio to spend some time with Hope and her Mommy & Daddy.


  1. Hope, we are all pulling for you. Drew and Sarah, keep the faith.
    The Diller Family

  2. Am sorry to hear that Hope isn't feeling well and hope the doctors are able to get things under control really fast. She has been just streaking through the gain gain thing! Have enjoyed watching her fill out before our very eyes and she will resume doing so once this infection is under control. As always Hope is in our prayers and you guys are too.
    Roger & Carol W.

  3. Oh, bless her heart. Get better soon baby girl! We are praying for you.

  4. Hope,

    I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through another bump in the road. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

    Uncle Al.

  5. She is so beautiful! We were so glad to be able to see her this weekend. I know she will get better and we will be chasing her all over the place soon enough. I can't wait.

  6. Hope, I'm sorry you aren't feeling well again. I'm praying for you and your family each day. I hope you are feeling better VERY soon!