Monday, September 7, 2009

Ryley 09-07-09

I love that we can now hold Ryley. We are seeing slow progression, but we will take whatever we can get. She is feeding now, although through a tube, she has been taken off her antibiotics that she was on. She is still having episodes, but can recover from them on her own most of the time, and they are less. All of these things are fabulous, and I want nothing more than to have her home with me, but I am so grateful for the amazing nurses working each day to keep my baby alive. I am grateful for the doctors too, but lets be serious the nurses are the front line, they are the ones getting their hands dirty caring for Ryley day in and day out! This is one of those times that I am also very grateful for socialized healthcare.


Jenn M said...

I'm so glad that things are turning around. Huge hugs!

Carla McDaniel said...

Congratulations Melanie and Family!!! Glad to hear she is making progression. You'll have her home soon enough

Bree Johnson said...

i know those nicu nurses are amazing-im so glad you finally get to hold her- its a great feeling-its so hard being able to touch there hand but not hold them- i'm so glad shes doing better!- by the way i think you look amazing for just having a baby :)

Dorienne said...

I am so happy to hear the updates. We are praying for Ryley and your whole family. Thinking of you lots.

Meghann Clements said...

I am very much sending my love and prayers your way, I can very much empathize with having to leave your baby in the hospital. Cohen spent his first 4 months in 4 diffrent hospitals and it was a HUGE trial of faith for us. You sound so strong and loving as I read your updates and that is exactly the kind of mom your little Ryley needs.
Congrats on you precious baby girl.
Love the Clements Family