Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sparkly heart update #13

Gabriella has a great night. I got to stay with her so the first time she woke in a panic but the rest of the time she was okay knowing I was there.

She's so stable. You guys, your prayers are working. They are strong and creating such protection over her. God hears you. Please keep them coming!

Gabriella and her heart are in what I decided are the bonding stages. She is getting used to it and the way it feels to beat different and her body to feel different. And the heart is getting used to knowing Gabriellas little frame. They have begun this process with such grace and I pray they always love eachother!

They stood Gabriella at about 530a to get her weight. We changed out her bedding and pants and got her settled back in... OXYGEN FREE!! Today lines will start to be pulled, slowly. And she will get up and walk and eat. She doesn't know it yet though... Lol. It will be a pivotal day for Gabriella!

Especially with her becomin mobile, we are being very cautious with germs. Her immunity is down due to the medications and we are keeping clean for her!

We continue to give God all the praise and glory He deserves. He has led everyone to do what's right for Gabriella and her sparkly heart and we are so thankful!

14 comments:

Grace said...

AMEN!! Our God is so good!. Continuing to pray. Brianna even remembered to pray at breakfast when I had forgotten =)

dshillis said...

Hang in there Gabriella...we love you! The Hillises love you, and your whole big family here at Hope love you and are praying.

-- Pastor Dave

Tasha said...

Amen! Sounds like a very exciting day is in store! Prayers coming your way!

Corey~living and loving said...

AMAZING little lady there! ♥ she gives me tears of joy!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Last night, I was daydreaming about being able to be out there to visit y'all, but I interrupted my own daydream by remembering that DUH! I wouldn't be able to get very close to her! I am sure you guys are on SUPER germie patrol.

This is AWESOME NEWS! I love how you describe her "bonding" with her new heart. Beautiful!

Martha said...

So glad to hear she is doing well! We will keep praying she passes through it all with flying colors!

Kellie said...

I'm praying with all my heart for all involved! God bless you Gabriella!

Anonymous said...

Lovin the updates. Sitting here across town from you and so uplifted by the precious gift of Gabrielle's progress. There is nothing better today than hearing about her doing so well.....Love you guys so much. Never met you in my life, but know we are Sisters and Brothers in Christ. And knowing the HE loves us. Again, let me know if I can do anything for your family. Just 10-15 minutes away in Redlands. And would love to help. Call me if you need anything. 909-809-4318. Marla Sturtevant.

Anonymous said...

Starbucks Girl??? I know about LLU. My dad was there when he had a shunt put in his head, and girl, the lack of caffeine sometimes drove us nuts. If you need some, give me a call!!!!!!! I already posted my cell.....and absolutely love you guys....Marla Sturtevant....

Elaine from California said...

Go Gabriella!!! I've lurked on your blog for sometime and I've never left a comment before. But now I am compelled to leave one. Your daughter's strength is amazing but it's clear that is because of the amazing role model, woman and mom you are. Gabriella's journey has totally captivated me, moved me and touched me in so many different ways. Reading your blog inspires me to be a better mother and person each and every day. May God continue to bless you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Kristi,
the way you share what is going on is unbelievable. Your perspective of how G and her "heart" are getting to know each other and bonding, is the most thoughtful, breathtaking expression and leaves me tearfully speechless. God Bles you all and continue to heal that baby girl and keep you all healthy and germ-free!
Lauretta

Stacey said...

Bruce & I are continuing to pray and loving to see Gabriella up and doing better..SO QUICKLY. God is good and I love that you continue to point glory and honor to His name. Love, Bruce & Stacey

Jeannie (HAPPY HEART) said...

Paise the Lord for Gabriellas's sparkly new heart! I loved your analogy and we pray that they will love each for a very long time.

Heart Hugs from South Carolina,

Jeannie

Anonymous said...

Kathy S said, the pictures are so beautiful of you and your new heart, and zipper! You look great!

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