Saturday, September 17, 2011

I couldn't ask for more today....

Today was an incredible day. They took Annabel off the muscular paralytic drug. Yes, off! She is doing well and my prayer is that she continues throughout this night. They have also decreased one of her blood pressure drugs and she is doing ok.she actually can open her eyes and has looked at us at times. She doesn't seem near as agitated as I had expected.
They have been able to adjust some numbers on the oxygen 40%, the peep the want at 0, we began at 12 and now down to 9.0. Keep in mind she was on vent at 100% and they recently adjusted to 40%. so much to be thankful for tonight. Prayers that she will not fight the night. Her fevers are better but they just showed me that her white count is continuing to rise. They bare still not changing her status and saying critically ill. I wish I could thank each and everyone of you for prayers. Please know that I am touched. As much as I wanted to scream at God for hope and improvement, now I want to shout at the top of my lungs for all the hope he has given.
We had a day full of visitors today. My cousins, Leslie,Rodney, and Ashton came to visit after Ashton's eye surgery and Ashton was adamant about seeing Annabel today. We all shared a feast of BBQ together that Michelle, Brian Paul, Brennen, and Carleen provided. A special Thanks to my Sister and my Mom for being with Annabel in the room so I could spend time with everyone. Then everyone took times to see Annabel. I also had three special friends visit today who each have babies in Heaven. Actually when Kim (Mary Grace's mom), and Kenzie (Maddox mom) went in to see Annabel as they were praying she opened her eyes...
Then Michelle,Annabels milk mommy and Vivians Mom( who is also in Heaven), also came to visit and spend time with Annabel today. Tyler and his Superior Officers came with a message that his Company is keeping Annabel in their prayers.


Anonymous said...

This is all such wonderful news. Annabel shows signs of improvement and so many very, very special people came to visit or are praying. It is all so beautiful Cathy.
I would like to recognize the wonderful staff who are caring for Annabel. It is clear by what you wrote that they are working just as hard to help Annabel get better as everyone else.
Thank you for sharing this special day.


Debbie said...

Woo Hoo! That's the good news we've all been waiting for!
God is still large and in charge!
Don't think for a moment that we will stop praying and trusting Him for a FULL recovery :)

Janet said...

SOOOOO glad to hear this good news!!!!

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear the day went so well for you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy,
I am keeping Annabel in my prayer along with you and your family.
Ann told me about her visit with you all.
I just read your most recent post. WOW. The power of prayer is amazing.
Tell Annabel Mrs. Eaves says hello.
Wendy Eaves

Kim said...

Dear Cathy,
I am back in Keller. I can't express to you how thankful I am that I came. To be in Annabel's and your presence is such a blessing. It is for sure NOT about ME, but it feels like the trip to Houston was all about me because of how blessed I feel and how full my heart is right now. Being with you and your family and Kenze is so comforting. It's not often that I am referred to or introduced as "Mary Grace's Mommy" and I LOVE It! I hear all the time, Kailey, Allison and AnnaGrace's mom and that is wonderful but to be around the people that Mary Grace specifically brought into my life and to feel like I am "actively" her Mommy just brings me such joy! Does this even make sense?? LOL. I love you and Annabel and am so so thankful for you. I hope you know that! Continuing to pray for sweet girl and feel positive about all that is happening. Love you Cathy!

Lynn said...

I am very thankful to hear this news! I will continue praying for sweet Annabel.