Thursday, July 14, 2011
Hurdle to Heading Home
It has been an entire week since sweet baby Abigail underwent her life-saving heart surgery. We are happy to report that she has been moved from the NICU onto a different floor in the hospital. That alone speaks volumes! An even more highly anticipated move is the day when she will be able to join her Mommy and Daddy at home. She continues to approach that goal as she improves more and more each day. One of the main hurdles is transitioning from her dependency on the IV for food. Most mothers would agree that as a first-time mom there was some level of anxiety relating to feeding your newborn baby. That in combination with all the complications of Abigail's young life must place it at an extreme level. There has been some resistance from Abigail which I am sure places heavy burdens on Jani. I pray for peace in both of their hearts as they struggle to create that unique bond between mother and child.
I believe that if they can get Abigail to at least improve feeding from a bottle that they will be one more step closer to bringing her home tomorrow or Saturday!!!!!! What a miracle that would be. Let us continue to pray that those life sustaining functions, which the doctors worked so hard to repair, in conjunction with those natural reflexes that Heavenly Father has created for our bodies will supersede her accustomed dependency on machines for live giving.
**UPDATE Jul 15 8:00 pm written by Grandma Kathy in the "comments" link below.**