Our little miracle baby has come leaps and bounds today! When we visited at 5:00, they had removed the ventilator as well as the feeding tube and we were there when they removed two drainage tubes from her chest! Then, the nurse asked if I wanted to hold her. Can you hear my response? YES!!! Daddy was a bit nervous that it was too early, so we asked the nurse if she was sure and she said yes, it would be good for me to hold her. No, I didn't share the opportunity with Dad. I should have, but I just was greedy and stole the moment for myself.
I was finally close enough to Allie to give her the kisses you all have asked me to give her. However, if I gave her one kiss for each request, I'd still be in there, so we gave one for all of you and several from me.
Things should move fast now as she is doing so well and they are so impressed with her recovery. We may try to give her some food as early as tonight. I know she is hungry! She last ate at 4am on Wednesday!
Day 7 at the hospital has proved to be a wonderful day and we are so excited to see Allie returning to herself. Thanks to all of you for the prayers. As you can see... they are being answered.
HOORAY!!!!! Love and kisses and hugs from Allie!!