Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A Smile At Last
Georgia has a rough night, she did not fall asleep until around 5ish. Mommy and baby were exhausted; doctors think that she has her night and day confused because she has been sleeping so much during the day as well as night. So today we kept her up as much as we could, it was a very productive day. She sat up with PT and is gaining more control of her head; we were also able to stand up her for about 30 seconds. She is doing so well. She moved her right arm and actually rested her elbow on the bed with her hand in the air for a good minute or so, she was angry with us to it must have given her the motivation to hold her arm up. She also stretched out her leg. Then around the end of the day when it was just the two of us, I was talking to her and rubbing her arm and she SMILED at me. It was the most amazing, beautiful sight I have ever seen. It was almost as good as the first time I ever saw her smile. She was fussier today; I think her stomach hurts because she hasn't been "regular" since the surgery, though we did make a little progress in that area today. We were able to wash her hair somewhat today and she is draining less fluid, all good things, however, Amy said that we will not even be able to think about adjusting the drain until the fluid becomes more clear and we are looking at like another week in the PICU, ugh, but more time for her to recover and we love our nurses! I cannot stop praising God for all the work that He is doing in Georgia, so much progress in such a little time. We know it is going to be so wonderful and cannot wait to have our little girl at home doing all the things that she should be doing. "The Lord is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him; my father's God, and I will extol Him." Exodus 15:2 Blessings!