>> Monday, November 1, 2010
Shawn and I had the pleasure of meeting Ava yesterday. She's doing really well. She had her repair surgery and isn't swelling at all. When we saw her, she was resting comfortably. She opened her eyes for us, just enough to tell us that she knew we were there. She is BEAUTIFUL!!! My friend Allison went with us. We are in Mops together, and she is the Service Team Leader of "Tiny Hopeful Hearts". That is a group that we created to reach out to parents who currently have a newborn admitted to the NICU. We try to raise money so that we can create gift baskets that will cater to the needs of the parents. Allison was sweet enough to bring one of the gift baskets, along with a bible that she marked a few bible verses for Jennifer and Todd to look over. Before Allison left, she got us all in a circle and said the most beautiful prayer. Allison, thank you so much for coming up there with us. I know that Jennifer and Todd are so thankful for you and your warm heart. The prayer was awesome. I'm so proud to be your friend.
Ava looks great. They still don't have a timeline as to when she will be off of ECMO, but she's doing really well. She looks so good, and has a lot of color. Shawn and I left there feeling really good. Jennifer and Todd, look great too. They are tired of course, but are hanging in there. They still need our prayers and positive thoughts.
I will continue to keep everyone posted.
And when I figure out how to get pictures off of my new phone, I'll post Halloween pics as well.