Saturday, August 30, 2008

Better Days for Bigger Suzie


Well, this week has better for our little girl than the weekend proved to be. With each day after we sent our last update, Suzie started to get progressively better. She is now back to having her oxygen set between 21% (room air) and 30%. They have to increase her oxygen when she begins to eat so they think it is hard on her little body to digest and breathe at the same time. She is still experiencing the periodic breathing, but her heart rate is much more stable. Also, they have seemed to have found the right amount of fluid to drain from her head each day to keep her head from getting bigger. They pull out 25ccs a day and her head hasn’t grown for the past several days. And we are able to hold her again which is wonderful!

We are waiting to hear from the Neurosurgeon as to when the shunt surgery is going to be. But our doctor anticipates they should be able to do the surgery some time next week since she is gaining weight so nicely. We will let you know as soon as we have the date nailed down. We really appreciate your prayers for Suzie’s surgery, as we anticipate this one will be harder on her than the previous one.

Our little girl is packing on the pounds! Last night she was just over of 4lbs. That’s more than double what she was when she was born. And it is showing too. She has such chubby cheeks now and the rest of her body is starting to fill out as well. I included a couple of pictures so you can see how different she looks. She’s the same sweet, beautiful little girl, but now there’s even more of her to love.

The Lord is truly using this trial to purify and grow us. One of the ways in which God is growing me spiritually during this time is by revealing my sin to me. God is showing me how much I lack in truly loving other people more than myself. I am seeing how it is easy for me to desire my own best interest more than the interest of others. God is so gracious to reveal this to me and I pray that by His grace I will turn away from my selfishness and truly care more about others than I do for myself.

We can never end one of our updates without thanking you for your faithfulness to pray and encourage us. It really means the world to us. So thank you!

7 comments:

Melissa said...

she has grown a lot and looks so precious! i'm so glad she's doing so well and will be praying for her upcoming surgery.

Wendy said...

She looks so good!

kelly said...

glad she is doing better! still praying for your little family...

Kim said...

So glad to hear Little Suzie is doing better! I can't believe she is already 4 pounds.

Texas Girl said...

So glad she is making such progress. I continue to pray for ya'll

Osero's said...

She looks so good. Love the new pictures. How precious! Take care. Sending warm wishes your way.

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Cherie said...

What a beautiful little girl. She does not look at all like the same baby from just a few weeks ago. You are all in our prayers.