On February 2, 2012, our unborn baby girl Bee was diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). This is going to be a journey.
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...