Well the tree is down and the new year has been rung in. Hope had a great Christmas. She started out Christmas eve by going to visit her Great Grandma Anderson. The family all had lunch together and then great grandma opened her Christmas gifts. Afterward Hope headed to her Grandma and Grandpa Robinson's house where she opened her Christmas gifts. Hope wasn't interested in the oyster soup that grandma and grandpa were having so she took a nap while everyone had dinner. After dinner Hope went to church for the Christmas eve service. That was such a long day that Hope went straight to bed when she got home from church. (it was partly because she was so tired and partly because she was wanting Santa to visit her). Bright and early Christmas morning Hope woke up to find that Santa had visited her in the night. She enjoyed opening her presents much more this year than she did last year. Unfortunately Grandpa Robinson and Great Aunt Dawn were not feeling well so everyone couldn't get together for Christmas dinner like they had planned. Instead Grandma Robinson and Aunt Emily came down and had lunch with mommy, daddy and Hope.
Hope's ventilator weans are going very well. Hope is almost to the point of being on pressure support all the time that she is awake (where she has to initiate the breaths, the ventilator doesn't do it for her). We will be contacting the vent team at U of M soon to find out what the next step will be. Go Hope!!!