Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mya is still not able to speak from having the tube down her throat. I it could take up to 2 weeks to get back to normal, assuming no permanent damage has been done. She was doing pretty well eating until last night, and now she doesn't want to have anything down her throat. We think she has a really sore throat from the tube. They're coming soon to watch her swallow and possibly put a camera down her throat to see how things look. Unfortunately for Mya, she may have to have a feeding tube down her nose again if she doesn't start to consume on her own. They want to give her a diarrhetic to get some fluid out of her lungs from today's Xray, but can't give her that medicine if she's not taking in any liquids. However, with all of this, they're still planning on kicking us out this weekend. I can't wait to go home! Between monitor alarms, baby roommates who cry all night long and hospital food, we're all ready for a good night rest in our own beds. We bought Mya her first doll, she loves it! I've never noticed her hugging anything previously, but she naturally grabs the doll and holds it tight! Of course she has matching hair, they're pretty sweet together.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Awww...that picture of her and the doll is absolutely adorable!

Gary said...

Rob and Julie and Mya-
I am so moved by your story. Our family is thinking nothing but great thoughts for Mya's continued successful recovery. Robert, all things considered you're looking great!
Warm regards,
Gary, Rischel and Lulu Granquist

Chris and Britt said...

Oh, Mya and her dolly...PRICELESS!

Sydney and Tom said...

I love seeing you in some pictures!! She looks like she is improving a lot!! I love the picture with the doll that is so cute!

Kathy said...

Julie i'm so proud of you! you are doing amazing. The hours are so draining for parents in the hospital. You are holding up well!! The pictures of you two together is so wonderful. You bring so much Peace to Mya's face! And i LOVE the doll!

Sarah K said...

What a trooper! These pictures just break my heart. I'm so excited for all of you to head to the comfort of your own home. That'll do wonders for little Mya. Thinking of all of you!

Pam de said...

Rob, Julie, and Mya,

Your little angel is going to save and change lives with her story. All the nurses, doctors and visitors that have witnessed God's hands in your lives will never be able to forget these last few weeks with you. His plan for her life is one I am so grateful I never had to endure with my children. And I have to say you both have been an example of grace, patience and love. I am truly blessed by knowing you all.