Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Moving Forward....

Today was a day that we were able to see and think about progress in both girls. We are trying to be patient as they gain strength, which can sometimes be difficult, but today were reminded that there is a light at the end of tunnel....we can't fully see it, but we know it's there.

As you can see from the picture of Macy, she is doing much better. She is sleeping and coughing less and showing us the big eyes that we have been dying to see. Tonight she ate a bottle for the first time since the surgery....a great step to getting out of the hospital. We are expecting her to be discharged by the end of the week, and are keeping our fingers crossed that it might be sooner.

Gaby had a heart cath. yesterday afternoon. The purpose was to check the heart and lungs to see if they can determine why she is having a trouble breathing. They are specifically checking the surgically implanted shunt that was put in during her first heart surgery. The results showed that the heart/shunt is in good shape and the cause for her breathing problems is her right lung. Her lung is not at full strength, but the physicians believe that with treatments and medicine her lung can be brought to full strength. We see this as good news, as it is a "fixable" issue. We aren't sure when Gaby will be brought home, but the doctors hope to have a timetable toward the end of the week, once they see how she responds. Just so you know what we are praying is our desire for her to come home sometime next week, by commercial air (not medical transport) with us and to our house (not Riley).


  1. The words of an old hymn spoke to me this morning, "even when my faith is small, trusting JESUS, that is all". Resting in HIM with you.

  2. Sounds promising. But with those girls it sounds like they like to keep you on your toes. I really hope that when Gaby gets to come to Indiana that she can come into your home and not another hospital.

  3. What a sweet, sweet picture! Praying that Gaby will get to come home-home and by commercial air!
    Heather S.