Thursday, February 19, 2009

Floor Status

We've made it!!! Though Gracie is not on the floor yet, her status is listed as floor, she will be moved as soon as a room becomes available. There are two other patients ahead of her, but sometime tomorrow she should be moved!!

Gracie passed her swallow study and seemed to actually enjoy the bottle despite the fact that it tasted horrible and she was having a coughing attack due to the excess secretions in her throat and nose. We can't begin feeding her with a bottle again until tomorrow, but baby steps have always been the way to go with Grace.

Today was a good day, actually the best day we have had since we came in almost four months. Grace really acted like herself today, she was handing out smiles to everyone who came to her bedside. Even when she felt like crap and was exhausted, she tried to play and smile. Who knows maybe the good thing about being in the hospital so long is she won't be as cranky as other babies just after the Glenn? At least we have the good meds to go home on :)

Thank you all again for your prayers, support, and love for Gracie and our family. I am so grateful that there is still hope, faith, and generosity in the world today.


Erica said...

That is great news. Looks like we will be seeing you on the floor. I would happily give you our room and go home but Eden is still feverish so I think we will be here for a while longer until they figure it out. It will be nice to have someone to talk to though.

Grace is such a trooper. can't wait to actually meet her and see those smiles. :)

carolyn q said...

I hope that today continues to be an up day and that she is able to take a bottle.
I hope you get out the PICU and the negative that surrounds you there.
Praying for your little Gracie. .

Kimberly said...

Yeah! That is so exciting! I will continue to pray that her progress goes smooth. She is an incredible little girl! I love you guys!

The Taylors said...

Oh goody! Go Gracie! I bet she will be off oxygen soon also. It took Kylie about 3 weeks post Glenn then her feeding took off. I bet Gracie will do the same thing and be NG free before you know it. I am so glad she is doing so well. You will be home in no time.