Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Doctor said Wonderful

He actually used that word - she's doing good, very good, wonderful. He told us in passing and we won't get to talk in length until tonight, but it was good to hear. The nurse walked us through the details.
1. She's off the oscillating breathing machine and now on a conventional breathing machine. It gives her 40 breaths a minute, even though she can breath over and between those breaths. Right now she is getting 50% O2. Monday it was 100%. We breath 21%. We were hoping it would be through the nostrils, but it is still down the mouth. We can be patient.

2. Her billrubin (sp?) counts have come down drastically and so not much longer on billi light or with those cool sunglasses.

3. Her stomach fluids are looking really good and if they look as good Sunday she'll get 1cc of breastmilk. (Hot dog - 1 down 200,000 in the freezer!)

4. She'll actually get to change position today to her stomach

5. If she responds well the breastmilk, he'll do the spinal tap Sun or Mon with some results after 6 hours and full results in 2-3 days.

6. Ultrasound on brain coming Monday which I think checks for bleeding on the brain.

The nurse remarked at how excited the doctor was when he checked her out this morning. We have such a good and gracious God. I know and he warned us anything could still happen. But we can't live in fear of the "what ifs" - so we thank Him for the peaks and trust Him for the valleys to come. Thank you all for praying - I really believe God is responding to His people. As Fil (Father in Law) told me today quoting someone - "As soon as the knee was bent, the prayer was answered"


  1. Just got the email from your brother Jonathan. So glad you got so much great news today! We will continue to pray for you and can't wait to see how God carries you through this experience! I am 26 weeks pregnant and a pastors wife as well so very glad that God has allowed me to pray with you for your daughter!!

    Dena and Chad

  2. That is so wonderful to hear! We will continue to pray and give thanks for answered prayer for Sara and your family.

    Jessie Turner

  3. Praising God for such a good report!