Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Some Pictures

Here are some pictures of our sweet baby from today.

Gracie just sprawled out starring at her mobile that is hanging over her head.

Here she is looking at me--she wouldn't take her eyes off of me. I loved every bit of it!

I just think that this one is very sweet.

Today during my afternoon meetings at work, the Cardiac Nurse Practitioner called and informed me that they will be removing the wires in her chest that were holding her sternum together. Because the anesthesiologist will be there, it is considered surgery. They feel that by removing them they will eliminate even more risk of infection (since they are still visible from her wound) and allow for better healing. This isn't a "big procedure" but for a baby like Grace every procedure is big.

Next week then the Surgeons will reevaluate the wound and make a final decision on the skin graft. If they do do a skin graft, they will use skin from a cadaver--they don't want to cause any more wounds on Gracie that will impede her progress forward.

Also today we were moved--not very far, just to the room next door. It is still a private room and this room has two windows!!!


Oliver and Megan Hansen said...

Hooray for a bigger chance to see the outside...and eventually to be moved outside, right? I'm sorry that I didn't have time to ask you more about the surgery when you mentioned it to me, but I'm glad that it's not because she is getting worse. GO GRACE!

lori said...

Been anxious to hear the news you received during the meeting yesterday! Thanks for the info!

I'm sure it's hard to keep these updates coming so faithfully, but we sure appreicate it! Helps us know what to pray for =)

Michelle said...

I swear she is almost smiling in that picture where she is looking at you. I just stared and stared at the pictures of that beautiful girl! I tell her cousin Cade about Gracie all the time! I need my own pictures of her to hang in his room!