Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Post Op Update

We just wanted to give you a brief update on our little girl. The surgery proved to be a lot for little Suzie to handle. We are so thankful that they were able to extubate her and start her back on her feedings. She is doing really well with the feedings, but is having a little trouble with her breathing. They had put her on the small nasal ventilator, but she wasn't doing very well so they had to put her back on the Sipap machine which is the scuba looking mask. She is doing a little better now. Her heart rate was really high all last night so they had to give her some pain medication. Then her heart rate would drop randomly so they really have to keep a close eye on her. Other than that, she appears to be recovering fairly well from the surgery and I even got to hold her again today! Yesterday we watched the doctor drain 6 ccs of fluid from her head. It was amazing to see how much fluid they pulled from her tiny little head in just one day, but we are so thankful that they are able to give her some relief. Here is a picture from right after the surgery when she still had the tube in her mouth and another one today where she has the Sipap mask on.

In one of the greatest sermons ever preached, Paul states that God is the One who "gives to all people life and breath and all things" (Acts 17:25). What a humbling reminder for us to be praying that God would continue to sustain little Suzie's life.

Stay tuned, and stay praying!



2 comments:

Lopez Family Laughs said...

Shes so beautiful guys! We join you in prayer for your daughter!

Heidi Shafer said...

Suzie,
Your so beautiful and I'm praying for you everday. We're praying for your mommy and daddy too. They love you so much!
Heidi