Our wonderful doctor just came out and talked to us and talked to us about her oxygen going down. He said she has to get to 40% before they could start taking her nitrate down (but he acted like that could happen in the next few days) and he said then they could possibly start waking her up. I may get to see my baby's eyes VERY soon!!!!!!! I can't wait for the day she looks at me and Scott and knows we are her parents!!!
This has been such a wonderful day and it's not even noon!!! :-) Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you for praying for Harper!
I will be honest - I had a hard day yesterday. I think all the time in the hospital had started to catch up with me and looking at my baby still on 100% oxygen was really scaring me. I worried she would never breathe on her own. I worried we would never take her home. It could be the hormones - but I just was very very sad yesterday even though I've tried so hard to be positive. I normally always see the glass half full and the silver lining in everything.
We were so glad when we left last night and Harper was at 95% oxygen. I prayed all night long as often as I could that when we got to the hospital this morning - she would still be at 95% but deep in my heart I worried that she wouldn't be.
God knows just when we need a little encouragment. We got here this morning and she was at 80% oxygen!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe it. (I think it was the bow that made her feel pretty and she wanted to try harder to get home so she could put on some dresses)Ha! A few minutes ago - they had her at 77%. I can't even begin to tell you how huge and amazing that is to us. To God be the Glory Great things He has done!!!!
We know it could still be a long road but we are so thankful for the blessings of today! Thank you for your prayers - we are in gratitude to you forever!!!! We love all of you SOOOOOO much - we will meet you and thank you in heaven if we don't get to here!!!!
P.S. If you are worried about Dawson - you can read here and see he is JUST fine. I don't think he'll want to come back and live with us. (Especially when he finds out he has to share his home with a spoiled baby girl).
Thursday, January 22, 2009