Monday, July 9, 2012

Thirty two days later...

...and I finally got to hold my girl.  It was amazing.  She feels like *my* baby now.


Two thoughts on this. 1--No mother should ever have to wait that long to hold her baby. And 2--No baby should ever have to wait that long to be held.


Nothing but good news today, friends.  In addition to me being able to hold Bonnie, she has continued to pee well, have good blood gases, and have a beautiful chest x-ray.  She also got one of her chest tubes and a drain (from her hernia repair) taken out today.  The plan tomorrow is to remove the other chest tube as well as her dialysis catheter.  Her ventilator settings are so low right now that if they wanted to wean her much further, she'd be off the ventilator and on (probably) CPAP.

So much to be thankful for.  God is good.



12 comments:

  1. spectacular. prayers of thanks!

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  2. This makes me tear up! SO darn happy for you and your family. And I totally agree with your statements (both 1 and 2)! :)

    http://sunnisstory.blogspot.com/

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  3. Absolutely thrilled and pumped over here in the hutchison home to read this update!!!! You and Bonnie deserved that mommy/daughter moment more than anyone I know. Totally psyched for todays' successes, Leslie. Big Big hugs to all of you!!! That girl is tough as nails - - - : ) :)

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  4. How wonderful! I am praising the Lord with you!

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  5. I am totally teared up. What a lovely picture. Way to go girl, you have come a long way!!!!! To nothing but good days from now on.

    Anu
    http://ourcdhherolittlea.wordpress.com/

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  6. I'm so happy for you and Bonnie. Now all that momma love will have her continuing with great strides. Bonnie has shown everyone how strong she is and I know she will continue to amaze us.

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  7. What a beautiful picture. Such joy. I am so happy for you and your family. I agree with Sarah about the "momma love". Thanks to God for answered prayers.

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  8. Wow! What a picture! So thrilled for both of you. I will continue to send happy thoughts Bonnie's way! Go Bonnie Go!

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  9. Following you through baby Jude. Bonnie has his fight in her too. Hang in there. Prayers being said in Texas.

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  10. Prayers!

    http://www.memoirsofmeandmine.com/

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  11. Clearly I missed this post, since I was so excited about the next one. I held Clara on day 37 (we couldn't hold till she was extubated) and you're absolutely right. 37 days too late. I held a friend's newborn this week and realized he was smaller than Clara ever was in my arms. But I've sure made up for every minute of that lost time with no regrets and no guilt. So so so thrilled for you. Soak up as many snuggles as you can. It will help her heal. Yay!!! :)

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