Thursday, April 29, 2010

headed in the right direction

Gaby's stats are headed in the right direction. Her lungs are getting stronger and she is getting angry! We hate watching her silently cry in pain, but are reminded of her fight that God has placed in her and are thankful that she fights...fights against complacency and lethargy that would make the medical staff's job easier, but we DON'T want that. We pray she keeps fighting against them.

All things are pointing to extubation in the next 12 hours. She is on her way back to our arms, and we can't wait to hold her and comfort her. She has been looking at us with clear eyes this morning and listening to our voices.

Pray that she continues to strengthen and her body responds to them weaning her off the morphine and ventilator, and on to the next step of breathing oxygen and pain management.

Macy remains the low maintenance twin. She is sweet and we are happy to have this time to just bond with her here with our full attention. Being away from home is hard in so many ways, but it does give us this time to pour into our new daughters. We have quickly established a bond that feels we have known them forever, and we are grateful to God for that quick parent-child connection we had prayed so long for in the past months when thinking of this glorious thing called adoption.

We were able to video skype the kids at home last night and seeing them and talking to them filled us up. We are so thankful for our friends and family that are taking care of them and loving them in our absence. It makes being here so much easier.

Hope to post a picture of holding Gaby again sometime soon...

1 comment:

  1. Wow, just reading your posts is heart-wrenching, and yet so encouraging at the same time. You are living the story God is writing for you. Never easy, but nothing more fulfilling. Thanks for letting us into the processing going on in your heart. You are touching so many more lives than just Gaby and Macy.
    2 Cor 4:16-18 - Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.