Good evening all! Today was another peak and valley day. Bella's vitals throughout the day looked good, but this evening she had some low points. Her oxygen absorption kept dipping affecting her breathing for at least 45 minutes (yet it seemed so much longer). They were able to determine the problem and fix it, but it had already caused her to tire. It is obviously going to take her some time to recover. They were trying to ween her off the ventilator all day in hopes of taking her off tomorrow; we will have to see what the doctors decide during rounds tomorrow. She has also had several 3 hour feeds, which is great...but she has not passed anything thing and some of the feeding has remained in her tummy. They have decided to give her medicine to help with the bowel movement. She is taking one day at a time and facing each challenge head on. We know she is going to have struggles with such a tiny body, but we know with love and strength she will continue to be a fighter.
All of you continue to be such great friends and support. Even though we are so far away from everyone, it feels that we have all of you in our hearts. Thank you for the prayers, the calls, the emails, and the postings. Every message we get from you in any way is very appreciated and deeply meaningful. God Bless you all!
Dear heavenly father, thank you for another day. Thank you for four blessed days. We continue to be strong in your hands. We continue to be guided by your son Jesus Christ. We know that through you all things are possible. We trust in your divine plan and we believe in your love. Thank you for all the professional staff and continue to guide them in the glorious work they provide, they are truly amazing souls. Please be with all the families of the NICU and watch over them. In your name we pray, Amen!