Thursday, November 18, 2010

Clothed and in Her Right Mind


Yesterday afternoon we got to leave ICU and go upstairs to the Heart Center!!!! Laura is getting back to her old personality with lots of smiles. She had to have a PIC line inserted into her arm yesterday to replace the central line in her neck. That was very traumatizing for her (she was awake) but hopefully she'll get over that soon.

Up here at the Heart Center things are much more relaxed. We have a nice room with our own bathroom, plenty of room for sitting and cabinets for keeping our things. We are not getting any "time" out of anyone as to when we can think about heading home. Hopefully it won't be too long.

Laura is taking a bottle now!!! She has previously refused them. She's working on endurance to take her entire feeds, but we are glad she is doing so well. Thanks for your continued prayers for us.

7 comments:

Julie said...

Sending prayers for Laura L. from Florida...

liz nelson said...

so glad and thankful to hear of her progress. she's a real trooper and that picture is adorable. we'll continue you to pray!

Esmeralda said...

So happy for you all, Heather. That smile of hers in the picture is so precious.

Silvia M. said...

I am so glad and so happy for you! :)

Anonymous said...

Heather,

We are so thankful for Laura's good progress. bottles and smiles are very positive signs! We have been praying for you!

Ann O'Neill

Anonymous said...

That is such wonderful news. Thinking about your family all the time, please let me know if we can do anything! I love seeing her happy wee face!
Love to you all!
StephanieK

Jenny said...

What a blessing to see this picture of Laura after the one you posted on the 9th! Isn't it wonderful when another tube is removed. We're thankful that she has completed her stay in ICU and is now in the heart center where it's a bit more relaxed and comfortable. We'll continue praying!! Laura is so adorable and that smile is reassuring!