Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gaby is having a good day. Her blood pressure, oxygen saturations, and heart rate are great. Her lab work is all great. Her head ultrasound is clear. They were able to re-position her today, which would typically make her mad and have her numbers go crazy, but she stayed great. They began feeding her again today through her G tube and so far so good.

Her lungs are still in complete white out. No air in there at all. They are bringing in an ENT to look down her vent tube into her lungs with a scope and see if there are any large plugs they can suction out. If there are plugs she can suction, that will help the lungs clear more quickly.

I am able to touch her hand and stroke her little fingers while talking to her, but that is about it. Even that causes her to overbreathe, move her fingers, and even move her mouth and tongue. As long as her moving doesn't cause her blood pressure to rise or other numbers to go crazy,they are ok with her being stimulated by me. If it does, then I stop and go back to my corner of the room and wait. Whatever is best for Gaby.

I am getting to know her nurse and ECMO specialist that sit in the room all day today very well. Have built some neat connections with them and feel encouraged to talk with someone that understands and has a heart like mine.

Overall, it is a good day. She and I needed one of those!


  1. We are still praying for little Gaby's healing and strength for all of you. PTL for your better day today:)

  2. I was introduced to your blog through The Robinson son was born with a diaphragmatic hernia 3 years ago and was also on ECMO for some time, intubated for months, is still tube fed, but doing very well. My heart goes out to all of you as you go through this journey. If you ever need anything or anyone to talk to, please don't was the hardest thing we have ever done, but we are so very thankful for ever moment that we have. Gaby is such a lucky little girl to have such an amazing family! We are praying for you all and continued healing!!
    Carrie Baker

  3. So nice to see her feeding tube back in and her swelling going down. I think she looks amazing! Loving your blog redo too! Shelley - you are truly an inspiration as you show your heart through your words - no self pity or anger - just hope and trust. When you are talking to her, please tell her the crazy Moravec family love and misses her.

  4. Psalm 138:8 (NLT)
    8 The Lord will work out his plans for my life—
    for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.
    Don’t abandon me, for you made me.

    The Lord has plans for little Gaby. We love you and are continuing to hold you close in prayer. Keep holding on!
    Paul, Lydia, Caleb and Caleigh

  5. Glad to hear that you and Gaby have had a good day. I can only imagine how much it means to you to be able to touch Gaby even if it is a little at a time I would suggest talking with Carrie Baker if you get a chance. She is an awesome person and has gone through this first hand with her son. Prayers and strength are still be sent your way.

  6. Yeah God!!! This is great! Keep fighting!
    The Bartnicks

  7. It is so great that Gaby is starting to get better. My family and I have been praying for you guys alot. Hope you can come back to Fort Wayne soon.

  8. shelly & gabe~
    i am a friend of heathers. please know that you and sweet gaby are in my thoughts and prayers several times a day. today's post encouraged me, and reiterated the fact that our God is faithful in answering prayers. as a mother, my heart is broken for you, and can't imagine what you are going through. remember that God's mercies are new every morning!

  9. God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we can ever hope for or imagine!!