Monday, February 2, 2009

Alaina update #763

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.

8 comments:

Enchanted Beads said...

Just keep praying!
I am sending good thoughts and prayers to Alaina!

Ileana

Conlins Creations said...

Hi! I just wanted to leave you a quick note... I have not been an active part of the group for a little while, hoping more time will free up so that i am able to once again... but I wanted just to tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers (obviously along with Alaina) but also a note of encouragement... I have 3 beautiful girls (5,4, and 2 1/2) and all of them were born premature. my oldest was the earliest at 12 wks early. we were in the NICU for almost 3mos, and I can say now that she is a perfect 5yr old. no lingering issues. Miracles do happen! Medical technology has changed so much over the years that these babies that would never have survived before have such great chances. My Lily when she was born had shadows on 3/4 of her brain (no oxygen getting to her brain) and she should have been mentally retarded, is in kindergarten and taught herself to read at the age of 4. I look at my precious babies, and know that Alaina, though this will be a very challenging time, will be in God's hands, and he will watch over her, and that she has a very qualified team of dr's looking after her. Thank you for keeping us all updated so that we can continue to pray for you and your family! looking forward to hearing all the amazing things that will be happening! ~Amanda

GrandmaMarilyns said...

It is good that the little one is so active. To me that is a good sign. I pray for her without fail every night. I want to thank you for keeping us updated on her condition. I think with all the praying for her, we have become somewhat personally involved with her. May the Lord watch over her and keep her.

Amy's The Painted House and More said...

I am so glad you have given us an update. I have been wondering what was going on with her. She will remain in my thoughts and prayers, as will all of you. Please continue to keep us informed. Amy

Foxan said...

I keep holding all my fingers and toes crossed, Julie!
Thinking about your neece often, praying for health for her and for strength to your family.
Virtual hugs,
Olga

SarahKelley said...

I was thinking of you yesterday-- hoping for an update soon!
I'm so glad she came through it still ready to pull stunts!!! Good for her and for all of you:)

beadsandblooms said...

Have been thinking of your little one and wondering, especially since my grandson had to have emergency surgery last week. He is now fine. It was serious, but thankfully not life-threatening. Glad to hear Alaina is showing such spunk and that things are looking well.

CAT said...

I am so glad all went well and it sounds like whe is a real fighter. Holdig all in praye,