Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thursday Pictures

After I posted the MRI results I went back to the PICU and found the nurse had changed Zoey's sheets and blankets and cleaned Zoey up. She looked so much better than when I had left. Zoey didn't even have the tube they had put up her nose! She was an excellent nurse and I felt really good about leaving Zoey for the night. Zoey will be sedated all night, so there really wasn't a point of anyone staying up there with her. One more thing I forgot to mention in the last post, they put Zoey on a medication now that will make the duct in her heart stay open. Yes, this is the same duct we were waiting to close, but now that we know that she needs surgery it would actually cause problems if it does close.





This is a picture of Zoey's bed and all the machines and medicines she is hooked up to. Although this may look bad, most babies with HLHS are hooked up to more-so it could be worse. However, she will have many more after her surgeries.

11 comments:

MARK & CHRISTY said...

Rach.. She is so adorable! Good job on making a cute baby!! Good luck with the surgery's. We will be praying for ya!

Mike and Jenn said...

Rachel, I'm just now getting around to reading your blog...But Katie and Jill have kept me updated. Congrats on a beautiful baby! She's gorgeous. Good luck with the upcoming surgery and thanks for keeping us posted.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you guys are doing this blog so we can be updated on Zoey without calling and bugging you guys! She is adorable--you guys look so happy when you are with her. We'll pray for the surgeon's hands to be guided on Tuesday. Kenna

Jenny Noall said...

Hey i got your blog site from laurie gowans - hope that is ok. I want to pass on my prayers to you three and let you know that I think you guys are so brave. She is beautiful -- Good luck with all the surgery's and if you need anything, please let me know. take care of yourself too!

BallerinaBiker said...

Zoey is so beautiful! Love you guys!

Angela Cummings said...

It sounds like you have great care at the hospital for Zoey! I've heard the nurses there are the best, so if you've got to leave Zoey then you can know that she's in good hands. And that little lamb is so sweet. Is that the one you bought when I saw you right before you went in to be induced (the first time)? Too cute. I don't know how much down time you have during all of this, but if it helps I can keep you supplied with books to pass the time. Just let me know.

Jena said...

You two are amazing parents with an amazing daughter! Enjoy holding her as much as possible this weekend and we will be praying for you all.

Call me if you need anything!

joseph said...

It sounds like both of you and the nurses are amazing! Taking such good care of little Zoey. Thanks for keeping us updated through the blog. Zoey is so Beautiful! We will keep you all in our prayers.

Mark and nanette

Shayner and Ern said...

she is so tiny. I am glad she is in good hands.

Tiffanie said...

She is so cute! The lamb is significant in our family--each of the grandkids has a little lamb to comfort them. When we get cousin pictures the kids bring the special lamb that represents their stillborn cousin too. I think it is so important that they have a little something that can give them comfort when we can't be there. I think Maddie wants to take "Lamby" to kindergarten on Tuesday:) If you need to distract yourself whilenot working I have file folder activities and fhe evenings you can color for when she gets older.They kept me busy while on bedrest. If so, you can email me at tiffsterzer@hotmail.com. I am sure I can send anything you need with your mom. We are praying for you.

Willards said...

So I am wondering about her birth! did you have her c-section?! I would think naturally would be hard on her heart? how did it go was it long?was it hard? hows the healing? I cant imagine what your going through really I was crying thinking of my babies! you are so much stronger than me!