Thursday, February 12, 2009

The rollercoaster

Seems like it is 2 steps forward, 1 step back. Yesterday Avery's chest x-ray showed that her right lung was completely filled with fluid. As if that were not enough, she now has H flu, which is something that kids at daycare can get but they are vaccinated against it. She is too young for the vaccination, so they are giving her antiobiotics for 2 days. Sarah says the drs are not too worried about it.

But then the morning report was better again. The BIG news is that Avery is off the ventilator. She is breathing on her own, which is AWESOME! Apparently they are going to remove the tube this afternoon. She will have some steroids first so that it won't be so hard on her. She has had one dose already. There is some thought that the tube may be exacerbating her lung problem.

And the other BIG news is that Sarah got to hold her last night. It was a precious time for both of them. Her heart rate just leveled off when she was in Sarah's arms. There is truth to that theory of the connection between a mother and a child....

Again, I thank all of you for your prayers and words of support. We are thankful for this morning's good news and ask for your continued prayers for the family, as Avery heals.

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