Thursday, March 24, 2011

video

Surgery went well last night. The neurosurgeon and plastic surgeon said that both of their surgeries went as expected without any surprises or issues. At 10:30 pm last night I was able to hop in a wheelchair and go visit my girl. It was just what I needed. If only I wasn't so tired from the Benadryl I could have stayed longer than 10 minutes. It was wonderful though!

This morning we woke up having had a wonderful nights sleep and were able to go see Emma again at about 11am. The video I have posted is of that visit. It was fun to connect with her as she opened her eyes and got to see us for the first time. The nurses said that they may have her stay on the ventilator for another day or two to play it safe. No further news on the possible shunt or situation with her heart, but we will let you know when we find out. Shawn has been able to be with her for a good part of the day and plans to take me down to see her again tonight.
I just have to try not to over do it so that I can be ready when Emma is ready to go home. Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. We have enjoyed all your comments, posts and emails! I will try to have more pictures and info tomorrow.

9 comments:

Michelle said...

Congratulations! Emma already has more hair than Halle. I love it. Thanks for the updates. I was thinking about you guys all day Wednesday praying for a great outcome. We love you guys.

Margo Powelson said...

Congrats Shawn & Julie and the whole family. You're extended families are just as excited and hopeful about everything, as you are!! She's a beautiful girl and I'm sure you can't wait to get your hands on her. We wish you the best as you move forward. It sounds super, so far!!! Love Ya, Margo

Tannie Datwyler said...

Julie, I don't mean to be behind the times, but what exactly were the surgeries for Emma needed for? I hope all continues to go well and that she can go home with you before TOO long. I also hope you recover well!!

The Reimers Family said...

I couldn't stop tearing up through the whole video. She is brave and so are you two. We'll keep the prayers coming for your new little family. Love you Julie.

McKenzie Johnson said...

Wow what an amazing little girl you have there! I too was trying to hold back tears while watching the video! Thanks for keeping us all updated.

Jen J said...

Man, what a little trooper she is! She looks great and I pray that she will continue to breeze through all of her surgeries. Take care of yourself and keep us up to date. I love the video!!!

j-mescott said...

Congrats Shawn and Julie you have one beautiful little girl. I am glad that every thing went well. She is has so much hair all those bow's will come in handy I saw in her room. We continue to keep you in our prays. We love you and let us know if you need anything.

Lisa said...

She is so sweet Julie! I'm so glad things are going well for her, she is a trouper! Congrats!

Yates's said...

Congratulations Shawn and Julie! You have a beautiful daughter. Our family is praying for your family and hope everything goes well in the future. Were sorry we haven't been around more but we hope to see you soon. The pictures are a great way for us to be a part of your lives. Thanks for sharing!
Love ya,
Uncle Todd & Family