Friday, June 5, 2009

Called on the princess

I couldn't sleep more after getting a two hour nap, so I called to check in on Lindsay. Nurse Tammi said that she is doing just great! She is still getting blood products to try and boost her crit levels. (currently at 32 and they would like them around 40 at the least) Otherwise, at 11pm, they will be adjusting the vent once more and we are slowly weaning her. Apparently the princess has other ideas because she really seems to want to walk right out of there. Tammi said that she woke up again and showed her her new trick from the last few weeks......shaking her head "no". You just have to laugh because even though you can't see it on her face yet, I just know that she is smiling when she is doing it. Little stinker! Needless to say, she got more drugs!! We are so thankful that she is feisty!!! Oh, and almost forgot, the drainage from her chest tubes has decreased from almost 30cc's per/hour per tube (and she has three of them) down to only about 10 cc's per hour per tube! Good girl Lindsay! Ok, back to trying to fall asleep for the night.
Love to you all!
Suzie

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a stranger to you, but I sure am
glad that you are leaving your updates! I am so happy for you guys! Lindsay is your princess and the cutest one at that! I have three boys (11, 8 and 5) and my only girl is two. There is something just precious about a princess!

Princess Lindsay is in my thoughts and prayers! She is such a strong little girl. Thanks for sharing her with all of us!

God Bless and keep those updates coming! God is sooooo Good!

Karen
cincymomof4

Anonymous said...

I too do not know Lindsay but am praying for her! She is so lucky to have such a wonderful family and how lucky for you to have Lindsay! Keep fighting girl!

Love from Va

Anonymous said...

Lindsay, Suzie and JR

I'm so happy for you all, and of course Cole and Cruz also. What a huge hurdle, knowing what someone else has given is overwhelming! I can only tell you we wish you all a much better second year than the first one has been.

We love you guys.

Uncle John & Aunt Pam

Millie said...

Yeah! I'm so happy to hear that Lindsay is doing good! Love the pink hands and feet! Maybe Colin will have those after his fenestration closure, but until then, I enjoy seeing them on princess Lindsay! :) Praying for you to get some good rest and of course for Lindsay.
Millie and Colin-HLHS

Stephanie said...

So relieved to hear that she's doing well....that's our girl showing her little attitude...so sweet! You all have been on my mind all day long.

Praying for Lindsay tonight...that she has a restful night of recovery and you and JR can get some sleep :)

Hugs!

Elaine said...

Well, nice to hear from ya, Suz...we can't sleep either!! So...checking the blog one more time...and I know I am one of a cast of thousands!! I can just see her shaking her head "no"...how adorable is that? You know, once you create a princess, you are stuck with her...so when she hits 16 and stays out late with Daddy's car, remember we all did this with our adoration of the princess!! :)

I hope you really get some sleep tonight, because I am sure your body needs it by now. Have a wonderful day with Lindsay tomorrow and give our love to Linda and whoever else is there by now. Speaking of Linda...does the Grandma get to see Lindsay at least?...or does everyone have to stay away for 3 mos...man, being a grandma, all I can say is that would SUCK!!!

Sweet dreams, Love, Elaine

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful birthday gift for your beautiful baby girl. We are so happy and excited to see she is doing so well. Can't wait for more good news. Take care of each other!
Love,
Cheryl, Craig, Clayton and Gracie

Elissa said...

tonight was the first time i saw your blog...i will continue to pray for lindsay's recovery. what a miracle day. praying for god's peace to be with each of you!

jen said...

suzie, i just read all of the updates... i am so happy for all of you. you are one incredibly strong mama! i'll say a special prayer for you and your sweet babe. sending happy healing vibes.
love love love, jen (horne) long

The Simmons Family said...

You're our hero Lindsay!! We're PRAYING for you.

Andrea

Lisa said...

Yay Lindsay We're all praying for you!! What precious little girl you have! Been following your blog for awhile now and was so happy when I read she was going to receive her new heart :) I'm so so so happy for you all! Praying everyday for you!
Lisa and boys!

Lacey said...

I just saw that she got her heart, yeah, I need to get that blankie out to her quick since she is doing so well she may be better before it gets there.

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Had to check once more before I really try to sleep... so glad I did! So glad to hear that she is continuing her recovery so well! Hope to see a pink princess with no vent very soon (but not too soon!)! Get some rest - you deserve it!

Mimi said...

I am so happy!! so so happy! I love that she is feisty and ready to walk on out of the ICU.

Evie's Story said...

Good girl Lindsay...keep fighting!

aimee gillespie said...

Being feisty is one of the things we love about Lindsay! You'll be walking out of there soon enough missy! :-) Praying for an uneventful day for everyone. Thanks so much for the updates. Looking forward to the time when we can celebrate her coming home!

Anonymous said...

I do not know you, but my thoughts and prays are with you and Lindsay. I am in awe how you can keep everyone updated and lift us up through your blog during such a scary time for you. God be with you and can't wait to see pictures of your princess at home.