Sunday, November 21, 2010

Letters home. {Day Four}

Friday, August 27th, 2010
Savannah's Day Four
Written by Mommy

A wonderful day!! This has been Savannah's best day yet! She had a non-eventful night, and hasn't had any problems today. {As the nurses say, "knock on wood."} We are defiantly seeing miraculous results from prayers all over the world. This little girl even has soldiers praying for her over in Iraq! Savannah's story is going to change lives!!

Her swelling is GOING WAY down, which the doctors say is her anatomy taking control and re-absorbing the water weight. You can see a huge difference in every part of her body. Her double chin, her head swelling, even her little hand! This is a GREAT thing!

Her second head ultrasound still shows no bleeding in the brain! Which they did the second head ultrasound after her episodes with blood flow yesterday, so just another blessing!!

Also, she had her first bowel movement today. Which seems so normal, but for Savannah, it is just yet another milestone. She hasn't had any food in her stomach, so the fact that she pooped shows that more things are working accordingly. Her pee is also clear and yellow again today, so they are no longer worried about the pink tinge that was there yesterday!

Savannah began looking a little yellow yesterday, and though her jaundice levels were still fairly low, they placed her under the lights last night just as a precautionary step. When we arrived to see her this morning she was sporting her purple sunglasses.

She was moving her hands a lot today also, and even grasped my finger and lifted her arms to stretch!

Still no breast milk yet, but that time will come just like everything else. Her x-rays still show that she has the same amount of lung tissue, but it is only four days into the ECMO machine. By ten to fourteen days there should be a difference to get her through the next surgery. So that is where we need to direct our prayers also! More lung tissue!!

We changed her socks again today, and the nurses find delight in how girly she is already. I got the go ahead for mittens as well since her hands are on the cool side!

Thank you all for your prayers. They are working wonders!! Koady and I are so grateful.


All our love,

Koady, Megan, & Savannah

Savannah Day Four
August 26th-27th

{A morning soak in the sun!} 

{Like father, like daughter.}

{We look so good in our shades.}

{New socks. She knows her fashion!}

{Holding mommies hand, and heart.}

{Stretch baby stretch.}

{Here it is!}
{The Kiwanis house...*giggles*}

{The regular trips to see our girl.}


Serenity's Mommy ♥ said...

Some people like shoes, Savannah likes socks. So cute! What a fashionable little girl! <3

Stacey said...

This breaks my heart... Maybe I shouldn't say this but I'm going to... It breaks my heart because you were so full of hope that Savannah was gonna be ok, and it should have been ok, she should have been okay. She should be here and you shouldn't have to know the pain of being a mom like me. I am so sorry Megan! But I know God said he would never forsake us and would walk with us when bad things happen. I believe our angels showed us things we would never know if it wasn't for them. They changed us in ways that only they could. We will love them forever and miss them just as long but we know they have changed us so profoundly!! I know God, Savannah, Serenity, & Jaleel all have a purpose for us through their life and their death.

John and Allie Fields said...

Her little socks are just the cutest things! I'm sure you will treasure them always. And yes, I had to giggle at the picture of the place you all stayed after your post about the mattress ;) In case you don't get a chance to post before Thanksgiving or I don't get a chance to get online, I want to tell you to have a good Thanksgiving. Hugs to you!