Friday, March 27, 2009
Daily Dose: Friday, March 27
As you can see, Hope was awake for a little while this morning. She seemed to be tolerating her pain pretty well but is still out of it most of the time from all the medicine.
Hope's belly has gotten a bit bigger and she is retaining more fluids, putting her weight up to 2420 grams, which is 110 more than yesterday. Her doctor isn't concerned about it, but Hope does need to get rid of the excess fluid before she can begin feedings or be extubated. We are hoping next week for that.
It's so great to see, even if only via picture, Hope awake again and her beautiful little eyes. Unfortunately, someone has to break the bad news to Hope. Aunt Em was supposed to come and visit this weekend, and tell her all sorts of interesting stories about lots of things, but.... One of Aunt Em's professors was so kind and decided to have a MANDATORY class Saturday afternoon for 3 hours. So.... Aunt Em will not be seeing Hope this weekend. Aunt Em hopes that the bad news doesn't set Hope back at all. Aunt Em will be thinking of Hope all day on Saturday as she sits, very disgruntled, in school. But at least when Aunt Em goes next weekend she will get to hold Hope (fingers crossed), so at least the wait will be WELL WORTH IT!!!