Since I got back last night, Lindsay has made improvements. Especially today. She is still on the vent but the good news is that now she has really good warmth to her extremities which means that her body is letting that blood flow return and the infection seems to be decreasing. She is secreting an enormous amount of mucus which is a good sign that the infection is working itself out. I do have to tell you that when I felt her legs and arms this afternoon, it was like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders. She was finally warm again and starting to become our baby again! She has a long way to go but we are taking steps in the right direction now. God is so good to us. We have dodged another bullet that realistically could have taken our baby away from us but the good Lord has pulled through for us once more. Keep praying for her. God is hearing every single one and is proving His almightyness!
On the medical side of things, she has been weened of her Dex and of her Dopamine today and seems to be handling that just fine. She still has morphine, milrinone, and antibiotics on board. She has started sprinting. The blood gases aftewards have been really good but they don't want to rush removing the vent. Lindsay likes to take her time and they are really beginning to understand her demands! ha! Looks like another day for the vent so maybe this time tomorrow, it will be gone. One step at a time.
As far as our weekend with the boys......was WONDERFUL!!!! They had so much fun Trick-or Treating and Cole was so excited to see us when we picked him up from school. His face was priceless. Then of course, I cried! I saw tears in Steph's eyes too. ;-) Beautiful moment to say the least. We took Cole out for lunch and later in the day, after he had is nap, we picked up Cruz. He was equally excited to see us. I cannot remember a Halloween with such perfect weather. Again, God was on our side again. Made it possible for all of us to have a Happy Halloween! JR stayed home and is now back to work. Fresh out of vacation time. Bummer.....I miss him here but he will be here again on Thursday evening and will be bringing the boys with him! I have to start thinking of things for them to do!
Again, as always, we appreciate from the bottom of our hearts, all of the love and support from family, friends, and complete strangers that check in on Lindsay. I know that you all think that we are strong but we wouldn't be as strong as we are if it weren't for all of you. You help us to stay positive in your messages and give us strength when we are feeling down. WE love you all and keep checking in on our princess. We love her so much!! Keep fighting pretty girl. There are lots of people that love you!!!!