Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Still doing great, with pictures to prove it.

Bonnie is doing great, y'all.  There were several people that walked by her bed today (our beloved Dr. Jenkins and a couple nurses) who hadn't seen her in about a week that were shocked at how good she looked.  Remember, just one week ago, she was still really puffy from holding onto so much extra fluid, she was on dialysis, and she hadn't had her repair surgery yet.  *Today*, she looks amazing.  No more hole in the diaphragm, kidneys are back, and there has been some serious discussion about taking her off the ventilator.  My understanding is that the only reason she's still on the vent is that she's on some whopping doses of fentanyl and versed, which may decrease her drive to breathe.  The plan is to get those weaned down a bit and then extubate in the next few days.

Here are a few pictures from the past couple days.  Jonathan got to hold her today for the first time. So sweet.

Here are a couple of me and Bonnie from yesterday.

And then the girl you *really* came here to see...


  1. EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HELD HER!!!!!!!!!! Awwwww, I'm so so thrilled for you! She's looking awesome. Slow and steady little Bonnie. No tricks. We're still praying.

  2. Leslie, she is SOOO precious! I love that last picture. She looks GREAT! Praise God! :-)

  3. She is beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Here is to a fast recovery from this point onwards and a good feeding experience.


  4. She's amazing. She's beautiful. And pictures of Jonathan holding her had tears streaming down my face. You know I'm a sucker for a daddy and his daughter. So looking forward to pictures from today!!!