Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sparkly heart update #12

Yeah, that's Gabriella sitting up!

Major strides today without much to update. She has slept most of the day and they have been weaning some meds and balancing others. They are watching her closely to ensure she is on the proper balance of things.

Prayer requests for the coming days... The steroid she is on can cause her blood sugars to be high. She was running high this morning but leveled out later. If they stay high she will be treated short term with insulin. Also, that she be protected from med allergies. She had a hive reaction to the IVIG but they were able to conquer it with some benadryl. And finally pray for her spirits. She is giving me smiles and I want to keep those coming!

They told me today that her heart rate dipped in the OR, which is why she has a pacer inserted to regulate her heart rate if it happened again. It hasn't and she's doing well! Hopefully tomorrow we get a few lines pulled and can get her walking.

The prayers and love have been amazing. And I have had Gabriellas donor family on my heart in a strong way. Everytime I see the heart beating in Gabriella, I feel blessed. I have so much more to blog about that but the emotions are just too tender.

17 comments:

Karalyn said...

WOW! That is amazing! Sitting up already-you go Gabriella! You are one strong little girl. Keeping you in my prayers.

Molly said...

That is INCREDIBLE! absolutely amazing.

Elma said...

That is wonderful news! Continued prayers for Gabriella & the whole family. Can't wait to see her again!
Love from our family to yours.
Elma Cavazos

Grace said...

So amazing that she is sitting up and may be walking tomorrow.

Krsity said...

wow....awesome! so joyed to hear about your daughter..things sound like they are going wonderfully so far!
Kristy in NJ

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

SQUEEEEEEEEE! AMAZING! Look at that girl GO! Oh, Kristi. Such a whirlwind. I can't even imagine how you are processing all of this.

I will praying specifically over these things.

Love, love, love you all!

ChristophersHeart said...

Absolutely AMAZING that she is sitting up already! She is so strong, no way would an adult be sitting already! She looks fantastic, so so happy for you, Gabriella and your family!

Maria said...

Wonderful! Praying God's best for all of you... from a friend of Rudy.

Rachael Earl said...

A miracle! I've been updating my husband, too as things go along-he is amazed! Such good news, and we'll continue to pray for more good things to come!

Tasha said...

Prayers for Gabriella's strength, spirits and reactions to medication.

May God give you the peace and clarity of mind to sort through your emotions about the donor family. ((HUG))

Praying for you all.

Corey~living and loving said...

Gabriella is my hero! ♥

Mindy said...

So incredible. I cant believe she's sitting up . Although she does not seem to be very happy about it LOL
I am thinking of ya'll.
Although I do not know your family and just found your story the day your little girl got her heart she has touched my heart since then.

larherman said...

Wow this girl is amazing!! She is just precious! Thank you Lord for keeping her safe and continue her healing!! All of our love!!

Linda said...

WOW!!! She is amazing!!!!! What a trooper she is!!!! I can't believe she is sitting up already!! I hope and pray we have half as much positive news in Lydia's recovery. :) Give that girl a kiss from us in Canada and tell her she is our hero too.

chase'dmydream said...

She's incredible! I am an awe of Gabriella's strength!

Summer said...

Wow!! Congratulations!!!! She looks so sparkly pink and beautiful!! We will pray for a great recovery and for comfort of the sweet donor family.

Lots of love,
Summer, Mason's Mommy

Jenny said...

Praise God! Still praying for all of you and for the donor's family.

Jenny (Friend of Chris and April)

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