I posted this update to my Yahoo groups a little while ago - and decided to add it here as well so that everyone could see my update:
Hello again everyone...
Just checking in with an update on our little fighter Alaina...
She had her surgery on Friday - was originally supposed to be on Thursday but the surgeon got tied up with another case. The operation went well - and she is doing well. My Dad and stepmom went to go see her on Saturday and when they got there, she was surrounded by a whole crew of people. Dad said to Coleen (my step-mom) "Uh-oh this isn't good." Turns out she had managed to pull her respirator tube out. The docs were caught off guard as they said that they had not seen a a baby this little be this active especially after surgery. I am surprised that she had the strength to pull it out. Sooo - they have put her back on the ventilator and have restrained her a bit so that she doesn't pull that stunt again...lol.
She has gained 10 ounces this week putting her to 2 pounds, 11 ounces - not sure if this is good or bad either as she is not eating - only on IVs at this point so I am concerned that this might be fluid. I have faith that the doctors will watch for this though.
So - everything is going well for her at this point. I want you all to know that I have read each and every response that I have gotten to my posts - but time and energy have not allowed me a personal reply to them all. It is so deeply touching to me that people from all over the world are thinking about, praying for, sending good vibes, lighting candles for little Alaina. So - thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the out-pouring of love and light that you have shared with me and my family. We ALL appreciate it!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I think her Mom and Dad are going to have their hands full with her as she is already quite determined and dare I say, stubborn...lol.
Thank you once again - much love to all of you.