Thursday, June 25, 2009

Versed.........drug of choice?

OK, I will explain that title in a minute but first we have to tell you that Lindsay has not one, not two, not three, but four teeth trying to pop through!! OUCH!!!!! One of them being a molar! So, that explains her being irritable.....hopefully. Around 5pm, JR and I ran to Walgreen's to get some teething meds (hospital doesn't carry those....go figure!) for Lindsay to try. They worked for a bit and then we decided to give her a little more relief with stronger drugs. This is where the versed comes in. 1/2 of a dose and she started to clam a bit. We laid her down and she was just starring and admiring her daddy. Yes people, she focused on him and then proceeded to grab his nose!!!! I can''t even begin to tell you how excited we were with that. But, that's not all! We then witnessed her smiling behind that pink passy of hers. Nurse Jen pulled the passy out so we could see that beautiful smile! I sat her up and all within about 5 minutes or so, Lindsay giggled, wrinkled that cute little nose, waved (backwards of course!), smiled some more, played with her PICC line tubes, held her head up without help, grabbed her fabric covered flower that she plays with and swung it around a bit, and actually smacked her lips as if giving a kiss mimicking Jen after she did it to her!!!!!! Can I say that we had a great night!!! This was so exciting because with most of these happenings, she was focusing a bit and we could tell that she could see us! We were watching through tears, but we saw it all! Hopefully the only thing slowing her down right now is her teeth. She will still be getting vigorous physical therapy and her swallow study will be tomorrow morning. This will be interesting to see where her food actually travels to. She will also be getting an echo tomorrow as well. Talk of her biopsy will be next week some time and we are probably moving to the floor or moderate care tomorrow as well. The other highlight of the night was that we were able to dress her! Yeah to getting to wear clothes now! Do you think that I can find something PURPLE to put on her?? ha ha
Here's to miracles today! Keep those prayers coming!
Love, Suzie

43 comments:

Barbara said...

What fantastic news!!! God continues to let his blessings flow. Poor baby girl - all those teeth trying to break through. Enough to make anyone grumpy.

melissa said...

You are so blessed! I am so happy to hear about this great day!

I will continue to pray for Lindsay!

Melissa and Matthew
cp:matthewjoshua

Laura Fiegel said...

Such wonderful news for your little miracle fighter! I'm so happy to hear that she is doing so well. God is so good!!! Can't wait to hear more updates and I hope she gets some relief from the teething!! Take care :)

ShannonLeideker said...

I am praying for Lindsay all the time. I am so happy that you are moving in the right direction again. Lindsay is such a miracle!

Loraaf said...

I am so happy for you guys! That is the best post I have read all day!!! Poor baby though with all those teeth coming in! I hope that her swallow study goes well tomorrow!! More prayers coming your way!

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful night!!!! I could just picture her playing and smiling while I was reading your post.

Praying for a great day tomorrow and more wonderful improvements.

Have you tried Hylands Teething Tablets? They are really good and always seem to calm Allie down. Geez though....4 at a time...Bless her heart!

Todd Leonard said...

God is great, Lindsay is good and people are praying! Sounds like a country song! ha ha ! Come on Lindsay you can do it! Another day of improvement, that's wonderful! Hope everything is better tomorrow! Still thinking of you and praying for a good recovery! Hang in there Suzie momma and JR pappa!

Todd Leonard and Family

Anonymous said...

I am fighting back happy tears as I read your latest post. Thank you God for answering our prayers for Lindsay. I can just picture her angelic smile as she looked at her Daddy. Bless her little heart, trying to cut 4 teeth at once! Please know that prayers will continue for your precious "princess". Lindsay has truly touched so many people, just by being her sweet self!
God's Blessings to you all,
Mom-Mom in NJ

Anonymous said...

Oh my, oh my!!! What a strong little girl you have!! We continue to pray for God to help her heal so that she can be home soon...not too soon...but in his time!! As far as the teething, well, as a Grandma, I like the swabs that you can rub on the gums...it's been my friend with all my babies!! Love you guys!! Sue & Ron

Elaine said...

Wow...what a wonderful picture you painted! I can just see her giggling and flirting with her daddy! What an absolutely wonderful day for all of you!

Love and hugs, Elaine

Alison and Rich Lee said...

Yeah for Lindsay!!! That is the best news this week. I never check the blog this late at night and my heart told me to. I'm an early bird stalker. Now I can sleep well and go to bed now with tears and a laugh. I will absolutely thank our Daddy-O from Above for giving you and JR so much peace and hope this evening. Lindsay...You Rock!!!!

Christina said...

What an amazing afternoon for you guys. I believe in miracles.

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina
Heart Momma to Jacob
www.jacobsheart.blogspot.com

megan said...

That is GREAT news!!! Way to go Lindsay!!!

Amy Meeker said...

Go Spunky Princess! That is the best news!!!!

We live in Dallas and found your blog through Gracie's blog. We pray for Lindsay constantly. Tonight my husband walked into our computer room and said, how is our baby? I thought he was talking about our 18 month old daughter Molly but he was asking about Lindsay. Lindsay love is contagious :)

Still praying.........
Lindsay's Fan Club in Dallas

Stephanie Winter said...

Good job Lindsay! He makes all things beautiful in His time! Take your time Lindsay and get it right! Praying for more kisses and waves. Praying for a successful swallow study. We love you guys! Have a great night!
love,
steph and family

PinkPoodleBoutique said...

Ahhh the tears are flowing!! I am sooo SUPER excited to hear the great news.I have been praying for Princess Lindsay's complete healing,this is just one of those stepping stones along the way!I can just picture that sweet little smile.The cake pictures from here birthday blog are stuck in my head.Every blog since then,I think of that cute little picture with the cake all over her face,lol.I am so glad to hear that she seemed more like herself today.Go Lindsay Go!!! Love and prayers from Alabama!

Amanda Groulx said...

Outstanding as always!! Give her a kiss for us. We're still praying for you all. Keep up the good work Miss Lindsay!!

Love,
Amanda

The Hands said...

I've never heard of Versed being the drug of choice for teething.
;0) I'll have to tell Leah about that one for Joshua! He is miserable for his teething too. Do you suppose that they'd start selling it over-the-counter for the rest of those teething babies!?

You sound so excited tonight that I'm excited for you. Despite the MRI results we will pray for a FULL healing of little Lindsay. We have a mighty God and He can do anything! Looking forward to more good news.
Angie

Anonymous said...

How wonderful your evening must have been for you guys! We'll be praying for her to keep showing how strong she is, and on her way! love and prayers
Don and Brenda

Heidi Ann said...

Go Princess Go! I can feel the relief in your post! Grateful she is improving and wishing you continued fabulous news!

Rachaellh said...

Praise the Lord! God is so good!
Way to go Princess! Keep it up!

Brooke said...

Such great news!!! It must have been pure joy watching her interact today! I'll continue to pray for Lindsay and her brave family!

Holly said...

Oh boy! 4 teeth!

Chris said...

Great news.
I don't always comment but I read all of your posts and just want to tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers every day .
She is a beautiful and strong baby .

Stephanie Winter said...

I remembered last night that Versed acts as a truth serum the times that Bob has had it (don't ask anything you really don't want to know about!)... may it be a truth serum for Lindsay for what is to come for her! Have a great weekend!
love,
steph and family

Anonymous said...

I can't even find the words to tell you how happy I am for you all. I'm reading this at work and almost laughed out loud! Suzie-you do such a good job sharing your stories..it makes us feel like we are realy there with you. Love & Prayers as always.
Dianne J. and Family

Anonymous said...

What a terrific experience for you all. Of all of you, I'm sure Lindsay had the best time. She's showing you how much she wants to get better and she loves life. Go baby girl! We keep praying for you all. Love you lots, AuntC & UncleR
XOXOXOXOXO

Kristi said...

Hooray! And, my little boy cut many teeth at the same time. It really stunk for him! Praying that great days continue!

jessica jenkins said...

She is such an amazing and strong gal, she just amazes us. Barry asks everyday about updates, and Kendall tells her sitter that Baby Lindsay got a new heart. She wants to look at the pics, and I explain to her. You are very blessed. We are still praying for healing and for the day you can enjoy her in your home!

Take care,
The Jenkins

SassyCassie said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful tonight...I hope today is just as good!

Anonymous said...

SO very happy for you all that things are moving in the right direction!! Lindsay has proven time and time again what a fighter she is........God has a plan for her....and I know it is something special!!
My grandbaby(Madison,who was in Moderate Care with Lindsay) LOVES to look at Lindsay's picture and wave to her, it is too cute!!
Our family will keep the praying for Princess Lindsay's recovery.
Gramma TJC

Anonymous said...

So, so, so happy for your good news! Lindsay is such a sweetheart.
:)

Stephanie said...

Yay for good news! I am so happy that she is starting to feel like herself again.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, doing good Princes!! :)

Love, The Martin Family

Everyday Mom Designs said...

That is so great!! I am so happy for you all!

Tiffany Lockette said...

I continue to be in awe of this little girl. She is such an amazing spirit and she is truly a beautiful, strong gift from God. EVERYONE should be inspired by this little girl. She is such a little fighter and I couldn't be more proud of her. I know she continues to amaze her Mommy and Daddy. You guys are so strong and a true example of what parents should be like. I will continue to pray so much for you guys. Many hugs coming your way.

Rachel Dominguez said...

What amazing news....I am so so happy and crying such huge tears of joy for this terrific night you had with Lindsay. All the prayers are working!

I'm so sorry she is cutting so many teeth at once, that is so hard, I will at that to my prayers that she gets relief soon.

Love and Prayers

Anonymous said...

Oh happy day! I love your little baby so much! The Saint I prayed to yesterday was LUCY, she is patron saint of eyes! What a blessed little girl you have! She has shown us all so much strength! And it comes from all of us loving her! I so look forward to your updates!

aimee gillespie said...

Wow! I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that this is the same little girl that was on life support just 10 days ago. I am just amazed by the spunk that Lindsay has. What a little fighter. I'm so happy to read these updates. What a rock star!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful day for all of you. The three of you had an amazing day. Lindsay was just as happy to see mom and dad. The miracles just keep coming. We miss all of you and think about you continuously.

Mark Randall & Family

Steve said...

Wow, I'm so glad you could help her feel better and AMAZED to hear of her interaction with you! Poor little thing looked so uncomfortable the other day.

It was great to see you guys again, and we hope that next time we're at Mott, you're NOT. We are sending many, many prayers your way!

Love,

Michelle

Kyle Keiser said...

Hoping the pendulum of good things continues to swing her way. Small steps, big steps.......whatever it takes!

Silent prayers and virtual hugs.....
xox
Kyle (Cameron and Sterling @ home too!)

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Wonderful news! And I have to say, that I LOVED every single picture of Lindsay... every one of them! She is such a special little girl... one who continues to amaze me with her fight and determination. I continue to pray for her healing. You guys are amazing too... I can't imagine going through what you have endured this past year, yet you always seem to have faith, hope, and such incredible love for ALL of your children!

Anxiously awaiting news of more progress and continued "little miracles"...

Love,
Danielle

P.S. Hylands teething tablets seem to work well for my kids, too.