Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy Days

After three weeks and two days....Karsie was fed breast milk!!!  She has been doing very well on her eating and today was her first meal.   We will hopefully have a video of that first feed up later today.

She has been so calm today!  Both Jamie and Ruth (our night and day primaries) told us that she slept most of the time and when she did get up it was much easier to console her.  We hope this is the trend from now on.

Karsie's patch rips are up to seven, but there is some good news.  First of all, the doctors and nurses have fashioned a support for Karsie's patch so she doesn't hit it directly and so that there isn't so much pull when she is on her side.  Add to that fact Dr. Saenz said that she can be on her back, it will hopefully slow down this deterioration.  Secondly, we have a specific prayer request now.  Dr. Saenz said that if we can get through a week or two without something big happening like the liver or bowels poking out, or lots more stitches ripping, we might be out of the woods because the granulation will be much more scabbed and able to withstand the patch not being there.  

Karsie's breathing was a bit quick earlier today, so they upped the pressure a tad, but her gases still looked great and she is still doing very well.  

Overall, today was a really good day for her.