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!