Saturday, August 8, 2009

A Room with a View

Today has been GREAT!!! Zoey has done well enough that they moved her out of PICU! They moved Zoey to "The Floor." The floor is the 3rd floor of the hospital. It is like a 5 star hotel! (Ok, not really, but it is great compared to NICU and the U of U hospital.) We are in our own private room. The room has a good view of the valley, a couch that folds out into a bed, a TV, a Playstation 2, they bring us slushies, and best of all ZOEY!!! In PICU we had to ask for permission to hold her, and the nurses were in charge. Up here we can hold her when we want, we are in charge and the nurses are here to help. It is basically our training for going home! Zoey hasn't needed oxygen for most of the day!

Yesterday, Zoey's doctors came and talked to us about her heart. All of the pictures they have taken of her heart and when they did the surgery has shown her left side to be small, but not tiny. Her left side has seems to be growing. This means that when it is time to do the second surgery they will check again, but if her left side continues to grow she may actually be a candidate to have a double ventricle heart. At that time, she would have another surgery to correct her double outlet right ventricle defect and then she would have a normal heart! This would be such a miracle. We just need to keep praying and leave it in God's hands, but the fact that this is a possibility is a miracle in and of itself. Thanks again for your prayers, we really have seen so many miracles because of it.

Here are some pictures of today!
Zoey all snuggled up after her sponge bath that WE gave her!

Zoey's hands were a little blue after her bath. (This is very normal for HLHS babies)

Zoey had some visitors today, including Great Great Grandma Bawden!


Heather said...

yea! I'm so excited. The surgical unit is such an awesome place, I hope you guys have a good experience there. Can't wait to come and visit. Good job Zoey!

Cheryl Winkel said...

I'm so happy for her progress. The possibility of her having a normal heart is so wonderful and we will continue to pray for her.

Jena said...

What great news! You are all amazing and inspiring!

Mandy said...

That is so wonderful!! I am so glad that she is doing so much better. And it is so wonderful that YOU get to take care of her now!!

joseph said...

I am so glad you get to hold her whenever you want! It sounds like everything is going well for you. We will keep prayer for you all.

Nanette Christensen

Dalling Family said...

Yippee!! What good news. Hopefully her little heart continues to grow. Good luck in 'parent training'.

Teresa said...

I am so excited for you! It is always amazing to me the things we are grateful for. She is so beautiful, and you are wonderful parents. I am so glad that you have such amazing care and that Zoey is almost ready to come home - congrats on your first bath! We love you and we will keep praying for so many wonderful miracles!