Monday, October 12, 2009

Day 102

I am not sure I want Winter to be here quite yet. I think it is too early in the year yet. Although I do love to see snow on the mountains or walk outside and smell the autumn air or smell the air when it is going to snow. Do you know what that smells like? It is amazing.

Many great things to report on Sweet Nicole today.

To start with her surgery will be on Thursday. I am glad they have made that decision.

Her body doesn't feel as cold today. The extra heater is still in her room but only 3 blankets today.

They took out Nicole's feeding tube. Happy day! That is such a good sign. As long as she keeps eating enough calories they will keep the tube out. Today for lunch she had spaghetti and corn, potato soup, mango's and kiwis as well as sliced cheese. WOW! That is a lot of calories. She really has to force a lot in herself to keep the calorie count up.

PT today is another milestone. She walked on the tread mill for 10 minutes. It was a very slow pace but she actually kept up well. That will really help her endurance as well as range of motion with her legs. They have a bike for her arm movement and she was able to use it for 10 minutes also. I wish I could have been there to see the progression she is making. There is no one there to cheer her on. Don't get me wrong. The PT people say good job but it is not the same as a parent saying it. I also do it more enthusiastically as well as clap or do high five's.

I am so proud of her progress and so grateful for the love and compassion of our Heavenly Father to help her through. Many people around the world have prayed for Nicole to which we are grateful for. Thank you.


Jeanne said...

Don't beat yourself up for not being there to cheer Nicole on. Sometimes as parents we get in the way of our children turning to their Heavenly Father. To let our children stand on their own (as they learn to lean on Him) is sometimes our most difficult job as a parents. She knows you love her.

Sandra McMillin said...

Good news, glad to hear Nicole is improving. This has been such a rollercoaster ride for you all. I can't believe she is walking that long on the tread mill...hip hip hooray!! Hang in there and ditto what Jeanne said.
~Love Sandra