Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Woman! Give Me That Bottle!

Maddie woke up around 7:00 and was very alert....and VERY HUNGRY! All last night when I fed her I held her bottle and she was very slow, but she still drank it. This morning was a different story. That girl grabbed the bottle out of my hands and chugged 2 ozs of pedialyte and then screamed until we have her 2 more ozs of formula

and then insisted that we give her an additional 2 ozs.

She looks like she would flip us off in this picture if she could! In reality it is the "no-no" on her arm that makes it hard for her move her arm around since there is an arterial line in there. That is coming out this afternoon as well as her central line. They have turned off all of her IV fluids so she is on her own with that. They are planning on moving us to the main floor tonight, if there is a room available. Chest tubes are staying in until at least tomorrow since there is still quite a bit of drainage.
This is the nasty look Maddie gave us when we tried to take the bottle from her. Like I said, we are seeing more and more of her old self coming out!


Lynn Odett said...

I'm so happy and relieved to hear everything went well!! You must be emotionally and physically exhausted! We will continue to pray for Maddie's speedy recovery. Get some rest and give Maddie hugs and kisses from us!

Love ya,

Nathan & Lindsey said...

I had no clue any of this was going on. I'll make sure to add you guys to our prayer list. And I agree with Lynn, although I don't know her, get some rest if you can. I'm glad this are looking up.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you guys! Maddie looks so good in the pictures, you would never know what she had been through! I hope you guys have a lot of support so you can get at least a little rest!! God bless you! ((HUGS))

~Jen (Mitchell) Rackley

Jo Ann said...

I am really happy for you and maddie, a success indeed. Yes, God is good. Time for you to rest up for your children's sake. Joan and Bobby have been keeping us all informed. We will continue to pray for full recovery of Maddie's health and your energy.

Blake & Danielle said...

Your sister gave Blake your blog address so I could keep up with Miss Maddie. We are so grateful to know she is doing well. We have been praying for you guys and will continue to do so!