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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Doing Better

We were pleasantly surprised this afternoon at 1pm, when we went to visit Victoria. She no longer had the CPAP on her face and looked like she was getting back to herself. Her saturation was at 100% without the CPAP so we were excited about that. I was able to hold Victoria and rocked her some. She was wide awake with no signs of going to sleep. In fact, we were told that she stayed awake from the time we saw her at 1pm until we went to visit her at 5pm! Finally, at 5pm, she seemed to get drowsy. I rocked her again then and she fell fast asleep. Needless to say…I loved every minute of it!

We were blessed, at 5pm, to have a couple visit us at the hospital. Their names are Seth and Beth Hamby. They are actually friends of Matt and Susanna Cole, a couple from our church. Susanna had told Beth about me and my blog because they just had a baby a few weeks ago with Down’s. Their baby is still in the hospital receiving oxygen, but doesn't have any heart defects. We had such a great time visiting with them in the hospital that we asked them to dinner. We went to Johnny Rockets at The Summit and had a great time. It was great to meet another couple with a newborn going through a similar situation. It turns out that Beth and I had sung together in Matt & Susanna's wedding. What a small world! I believe that we will continue to develop a neat friendship with Seth & Beth.

Tonight at 8:30pm, little Victoria was still fast asleep. She looked so peaceful. I didn’t even try to pick her up because I didn’t want to wake her. Mark and I just held her sweet hands and rubbed on them. The nurse told us that she had been doing well. She had been fed a few times this afternoon and has done well eating. They had even fed her several times with a bottle! If she continues to do well, it’s possible that she will be in a room sometime tomorrow afternoon.

We are thankful for how God has watched over us during this time. He has blessed us with so many encouraging moments on this journey. One moment that we happened to get a picture of occurred this afternoon. We saw the most beautiful sunset coming back from Johnny Rocket’s. Mark took a picture. It’s amazing the things God uses to remind you of what wonderful power and creativity He has. If He can make such a marvelous sunset, He can work miracles in our lives. He is a great, great God!


Living Life Happy said...

What a lovely post! So glad she is improving! She looks adorable. Hope she is in a room very soon. We love you guys and have not stopped praying for you all.

Shana Hodge said...

This is such good news! So glad that she is doing so well and now being bottle fed. You guys were heavy on my heart all day yesterday so I spent the day praying as you came to my mind. Meagan is standing here beside me and she wants me to let you know that she loves you and is praying for you!

Hugs and kisses!


The Coles said...

I am so glad you met Beth and Seth. They are a great couple. Beth and I had lots of fun in college and she has an amazing heart. We love you guys!