Laura is doing SO well!!! We are so thankful and relieved. The doctors and nurses are happy and so we just keep waiting for more healing.
Laura got off the ventilator about 3:30 this afternoon and has just finished drinking some pedialite from a bottle (YAY for getting her to actually take a bottle). The picture above shows her before the ventilator was taken out. She's off of full sedation and awake on and off.
The nurses put her hair up in a little pony tail. :) It's so cute and funny too.
Michael and I got out for a walk today -- it's beautiful weather here in Indianapolis this week (60'sF). We've been able to get some good sleep at night thanks to parent rooms downstairs.
Tomorrow they'll start weaning Laura off some of the medications and in the next few days we might be able to move upstairs to the Heart Center.
In between taking care of Laura, I've been working on some knitting, which has been fun. I've been able to read just a tiny bit from a few books as well. We're stocked with yummy snacks (thanks to friends) and Michael ran home to check on the kids who are having a blast with Grandma and the aunts.
Thank you for your continued prayers for us! We are so grateful Laura is doing well.