This morning Jesse texted me that Abigail was doing well. She had slept pretty much through the night. They are slowly weening her off of oxygen still and the tubes and cords are slowly coming out. They are highly anxious to hold their sweet baby girl. Jesse remarked on how she seemed a little more alert yesterday than today, but how she was still doing ok.
The song on this video has special significance to me. I was introduced to it by a dear friend when my Daddy was in the hospital. It is called, "Your Hands" sung by JJ Heller. I love the imagery of the words:
When my world is shaking, heaven stands
When my heart is breaking, I never leave your hands
Your hands that shape the world
Are holding me
They hold me still.There is repeated imagery of hands in this little video. Hands holding. Hands helping. Hands loving. Folded hands. Anxious hands. Strong daddy hands. Gentle mommy hands. Supportive grandmother hands. Life-saving doctor hands. Precious baby hands. I hope you can feel the strength of this testimony that His hands never leave us.
***UPDATE*** 9:50 pm. We have passed the 48 hour mark for baby Abigail!!! My mother said that although the day started off tough for Abigail with her demonstrating less alertness than yesterday, that by the end of today the nurse made a remark that Abigail was doing better than most babies who have had similar surgeries. They have started her on a feeding tube which is a great step! Thank you all again for your continued love and support.
***UPDATE*** Sunday Jul 10th, 9:30 pm. Mom texted me this evening that Abigail was wide awake and alert. She said that they are gradually decreasing the amount and flow of oxygen she is on until she is stabilized on her own. My mother was intending on coming home tomorrow until she found out that they will be able to hold Abigail tomorrow!!!! She will be staying another day. I can't even imagine not being able to hold your newborn baby for days, especially after such a traumatic event in which such an embrace would provide such comfort. What a beautiful day it will be tomorrow for Jani and Jesse!