Sunday, February 1, 2009

Daily Hope: Sunday, February 1

Hope: day 56

Happy 8 week birthday to HOPE!!!!

Hope had a rather rough morning this morning. Evidently she thought there was a sale on ventilators and, being the conscientious shopper that she is/will be, she didn't want to pass up a good sale. It started off when she had her blood gas drawn. It wasn't great so they increased the pressure on her CPAP. If the gasses didn't improve in an hour they were facing re-intubation. Thankfully they sold out of ventilators and were not offering rainchecks, aka her gasses went back up and she did not have to be re-intubated, staying on the CPAP for now. As long as Hope "behaves herself" she won't have another blood gas until the morning.

Hope is still learning how to multi-task. She gave everyone a few more grey hairs today when she kind of forgot to breathe and her heart rate dropped really really low and her oxygen saturations kind of dropped low as well. Fortunately, she bounced back and no further action was necessary.

Hope has become sick of her stationary surroundings and tried to go on an adventure of her own. She was laying on her belly in her isolette and started kicking. She got to kicking at her bedding and next thing you know she had scooted herself out of the bedding and across the isolette. Apparently she didn't get the memo that she's too young to crawl!!!! Silly Hope!

In other news... today is Superbowl Sunday. Hope doesn't seem to care since the Pats aren't playing, so she, along with her Mommy & Daddy, are uninterested. Grandpa & Grandma Robinson also appear to be uninterested since the Lions aren't playing. G'pa R seems rather disenfranchised, saying something about it is doubtful if the Lions will ever make it to the Superbowl within Hope's lifetime, even if she lives to be 100. Very interesting how pessimistic Lions fans appear to be.... well at least Hope is somewhat optimistic.

1 comment:

  1. The Old Groundhog saw his shadow this morning, so I guess ther'll be six more weeks of winter! At least Hope is where it's nice and warm and snuggly. Her fashion line just keeps growing and growing! How nice! Sounds like there is a wonderful staff there.
    So, Dave, you don't think the Lions will EVER be in the SuperBowl? Never say "never"! You just don't know what the future holds, but we do know who holds the future. How comforting!
    Two months old already!!! Wow! The time sure flies by, but I'm sure for y'all, some of the days and nights are very looooong! Situations like this help us all to realize how precious life really is, and that every breath and every heartbeat (and even dirty diapers!) are a real gift from God. Keep on keepin' on, and we'll keep praying for continued good results on tests, feedings, travel, etc. for each and every one of you. We love you lots. Love, Great Uncle Tom and Greater Aunt Sue!!!