Friday, October 12, 2007

Emy's Gone "Tube-less"!

A wink...

And a smile...

Thursday morning, Emy was taken off of the ventilator! Huge step, HUGE STEP! They even let me pull the tube out of her throat. She looks so much like a "real" baby now. What I mean is that I can actually see her full face, lips and all - no distracting, massive tube. Thursday was the first time I was able to do that. She has a tube pumping oxygen into her nose, but she's completely breathing on her own. The RT's said she's the poster-child for transition off of the vent. She handled it so well. She is having to deal with life without narcotics. She's had heavy pain meds all of her life and they took her off cold-turkey on Thursday. They have to do that because the drugs relax her so much that she may forget to breathe. Hey, hook me up, right? J/K

Anyway, she's a tough cookie and is handling things really well. The pics you will see is of me swadling her for the fist time. Dustin and I were sick for 5 days and I wasn't able to visit her the entire time. Holding her on Thursday almost felt like holding her for the first time.

P.S. She may get to wear clothes soon! Now, I only need to find micro-preemie clothes...


The Labontes said...

She looks so great! Hope she keeps taking these big leaps!

Prayers continue,

Nadra said...

Yay!!! We're so excited. Emy is beautiful. Still praying!!

Love you guys,
Nadra, Charlie and Ian

Amanda said...

Praise God!!!! She is amazing. I can't wait to see her grow. Before long she'll be talking your ear off and running away from you. Glad she had such a good transition.
Amanda and Ananya (Mia's old friend)

Adoption Blog said...

This is such WONDERFUL news! we are so exited to her about Emy's FANTASTIC progress!

She looks so delightful!

All the best to you all

Sas & Co

Amy said...

A huge step!! Congrats to Emy!!
She is so gorgeous, I'm so happy you were able to finally cuddle!

Jennifer said...

Praise the Lord!! I am so happy that you didn't have to use steriods! She has a great smile!

Love, Jenny Vermillion