"For You O Lord are a shield about me, You are the glory and lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

"For You O Lord are a shield about me, You are the glory and lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Better Than Expected {Alice}

"She's doing better than expected." ~Dr. Marshall (GI Specialist)
Just how I like to start out my morning, with good news.  After her exam this morning, they said if she continues to grow and have good diapers (they weigh every diaper she has), we will get to go home Monday, possibly Tuesday.  We're still waiting on blood work and biopsy results from the labs.

So many of you check in daily, thanks for loving us so well.  Here's the latest.
Our night was challenging.  Our nurse woke her up at 1am for meds and vitals, then at 3am for blood work.  They were concerned about her electrolyte counts.  After 3 nurses and 4 attempts in her arms and feet, they finally had success in her arm.  She has little marks from the needles today.  She was really upset and confused.  I got her calmed down and back to sleep around 5am.  She's doing well now and her next weight check is tonight.
check out the chubby cheeks!  Sa-weet!!!
Our bunny is 8 months old today.  Extra hugs and kisses are in order.  We've been walking around our wing a few times a day.  They allow her to be unhooked from her tubes and monitors for 30 minutes and it's really nice.  She loves to smile and meet the staff here.
I didn't get a picture of it but Chris got her to laugh last night.  She hasn't laughed in a few days and that's just not her.  We love us some laughing Ali Beth.
Thank you to everyone for all that you are doing for us.  The past few days have been back to back visitors, flowers, cookies, meals brought to the hospital and our home.  It's amazing and I am in awe of the love for our Ali Beth.  Please know we are so grateful.
More good news to come.

1 comment:

  1. better than expected = nothing failure about her! that's what i'm talking about !! love y'all