Saturday, March 17, 2007

Saturday's better than Friday, better than Thursday, etc.

Every day at home with Annie has been a little better than the day before. The first couple of days (Wednesday and Thursday) were pretty hectic with a parade of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and Home Care Nurses coming to get to know Annie. I think Annie got a little overwhelmed with all the activity and her sense that Mommy and Daddy were just a wee bit nervous. Anyway, she has settled down a little and so have we.

We continue to see progress in Annie every day. Her eyes are much more alert, and she seems to look at things considerably longer than she did in the hospital. She spends much of her day either being held or on her blanket in the living room playing with Mommy, Daddy, and her brothhers and sister.

Next week, we'll be speaking with her Nutritionist, because it seems that we are feeding her all day and all night. The first couple of nights, she was not able to handle the high volume of feeds prescribed, so we've cut her night feeds in half, meaning her day feeds need to make up the difference. Long story short, we need to find a food for her that is higher in calorie content so we can cut down the volume. Please pray that we are able to work this out with the Nutritionist.

Thank you so much for your prayers during this transition. Other than a couple of rough spots on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, I really think it has gone remarkably well. Please continue to pray for a manageable routine here at home for Jean and I, but also for the kids. It's easy to place all of our focus on Annie, forgetting that all our kids have needs! Pray that we find that balance.

Thank you again, and check out the new pictures to the left!

God bless you,

Bill

1 comment:

Aunt Rebecca said...

Annie's new do is really pretty! Look at how shiny her hair looks. She's quite the ingenue, don't you think?
Bill - thanks for the pictures!