Saturday, November 6, 2010

Still slowly shrinking

Juliet is getting weighed daily again. She has lost over 2 lbs so far and has about 4 more to lose. (She gained over 2 liters of fluid on her 6 lb body.) Each day she seems to be feeling a little better and needing a little less sedation. She is still requiring support from the ventilator to keep her lungs expanded. Although, this seems to improve each day as well. We haven't seen her eyes in 2 weeks since her face has been so swollen. Maybe in the next few days she will be able to open them. She is also still too unstable to hold. I can't wait to be able to snuggle with her again. I took a few pictures with my phone on Tuesday just so I have some evidence of how big she actually was. They are very sad to look at, so I won't put them on the blog. I'm just keeping all of this drama documented so one day I can show her what she put us through! She better be a perfect angel of a teenager!

1 comment:

  1. So happy for the continued good news. I didn't expect anything less from our little fighter! It is amazing how much fluid she did accumulate and so glad that she is finally getting rid of it. Still praying that she will continue to improve and feel better and better each day. I'm sure she is anxious to open her eyes as well, to see all that love that surrounds her. This has been a real roller coaster ride for everyone but we never gave up hope on her. Let's hope this is the last of the drama she will put us through. At least until she becomes a "teenager"! LOL
    Love to you all and continued strength and prayers too............Aunt Laurie