Thursday, August 6, 2009

Excellent Day!


Today has been an amazing day! Zoey has done wonderful! At the beginning of the day she had 4 IVs, a breathing tube, a drainage tube (this comes out of her incision), and a catheter. Right now, she currently only has 2 IVs, her drainage tube, and is on oxygen! It has been a miracle! She is doing so so good! Now the big news....she also had her first meal today!!! Yep, that is right, she ate 1 oz of milk and loved it! We get to feed her again at midnight! We really couldn't ask for things to be better.

To answer some questions, we don't know how long it will be until we come home. We were told before surgery to plan on 2 weeks. Because she has done so great today, it may be shorter but we really don't know. The surgeon told us yesterday that she will probably need her next surgery when she is 5 to 7 months old. Her third surgery will be when she is 2 to 3 years old.

Thanks again for all of your prayers. The Lord has truly blessed us in so many ways. We are so grateful for the way things have happened.

8 comments:

shelese said...

Oh yay! That is so great to hear! She looks amazing- I'm impressed!

Jena said...

Great news! I bet she is so happy to be eating!

Thanks for the wonderful update!

Tiffanie said...

She looks great for just having such a hard surgery! I bet she will be looking forward to more tasty milk. I guess I assumed she was already eating milk. I am glad she is eating well--I read that some babies with this heart problem have a hard time sucking. 1 oz is great for a newborn. Pretty soon she will be downing 8 oz and getting adorably chubby:)

Dalling Family said...

So happy to hear good news! She must be one strong fighter -guess she takes after her favorite second cousin. :o)

Andrea said...

She is so dang cute!!! We are so happy for you!!

Christy said...

Rachel, I am just getting caught up on all the events. Congratulations on such a beautiful little girl. You are such a strong person and obviously that has been passed on to Zoey. My thought and prayers are with you and your hubby and especially Zoey. Christy (1-800 Contacts)

BallerinaBiker said...

What an AWESOME update! Thanks!

Ellingson Fam said...

we're so glad that everything went well! Thank goodness for miracles! You guys are so lucky!