Sunday, September 13, 2009

Off the vent....again

Mia is now off the vent again. She is doing really well and the respiratory team said her lungs sound great. Now we just need to get her coughing to move all the secretions in her chest! When they removed the tube I left to get ready for bedtime and they said she was saying "mama." I felt horrible that I wasn't there. Now she is sleeping comfortable but I am happily looking forward to a long night now that she can cry and call for me. It will be sweet music to my ears!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you daughter is doing better. I have been praying for her, and you. Got this blog this evening from BIOH. I was so glad to read your good news.

Gail Ray

TanyaLea said...

PTL! I know what a beautiful sound that will be for you this evening!! Praying that she continues to heal and improve with each passing hour and day that goes by!

God bless!! <><
~Tanya

Shanna said...

So good to hear! Praying for all of you!

Shannon said...

Yahoo!!!!!! So excited to come and check and see such great progress! I'm praying for you guys!!!!

Kim K. said...

This is wonderful news. I'm so glad to read of all her improvements. Thinking and praying for Mia. Hugs!

Sarah said...

Praying for Mia to be home in your arms SOON!!

Sarah

Wife of the Pres. said...

Came over from Shannon's blog. I am so happy to see Mia's vent is out again. It sounds like she is progressing well. One thing a nurse friend told me when our daughter had OHS last fall just one week after we got home is that "slow and steady wins the race" in heart surgery. That helped me to remember that it is a gradual process, but as each tube/line/wire comes out, your child is one step closer to home and continued healing with your whole family by her side.

You are SO VERY WISE to take a night at home. Glad you did that.

Please feel free to email at cljjs (at) yahoo (dot) com if you need to vent/chat/a listening ear who gets where you are. It is a long, hard road, but God is obviously carrying you through. Will keep Mia in our prayers!

Leslie (Proud Mommy of a special girl with a special heart from China as well; one year post-op on 9/30)

Heather said...

Continuing to keep Sweet Mia in out thoughts & prayers. Hoping for a great recovery.

Ann Trubey said...

I will be praying for you and little Mia. (Friend of Shannon & Doug Miller...) I had a collapsed lung twice, the second time just before we went to get our daughter Emma from China. It breaks my heart to think of a 19 month old with this condition on top of all she's had to go through. We also have 17 month old Owen who was going to be a Mia until God changed our hearts to bring home a boy. He just had his cleft palate surgery. I'll put your blog on my list as well so others can pray.

Blessings to you,

Ann

Carey and Norman said...

Praise God! So glad to hear that Mia is doing better!! Thinking of you and praying for Mia and your family!