Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Day Two!

Our little miss spent the entire day sleeping. Don't I wish I could have done that?! The medicine they gave her last night for the seizure knocked her out all the way through today. I was able to see her around 11:00am this morning for the first time since delivery.

I fell in love all over again! She is such a little angel - and I think she looks like her daddy!

She has the cutest hairstyle right now - a full tuft of hair smack dab in the middle of her head!

I tried to put a bow in it this afternoon - but her hair is too fine to hold the bow. Oh well - at least I tried with the first of many fashion accessories! Every update we got from the doctor today involved some version of good news. She had the echo done last night and Lee received a phone call this evening from the cardiologist letting us know that the echo pretty much showed the same thing as our last ultrasound with the cardiologist here at TCH. This was good news because it meant things hadn't gotten worse! She has pulmonary stenosis approaching pulmonary atresia which means that her pulmonary valve is very restricted - almost not allowing blood to flow through it to the pulmonary artery and into the lungs. She also has a ventricle septal defect which is a hole in between the two ventricles caused by the restricted pulmonary valve. She is still on the medicine that keeps her pda valve open and is allowing blood flow into her lungs. They did an ultrasound on both her kidneys and her brain this morning. Both ultrasounds came back clear. Her kidneys are functioning well and her brain isn't bleeding. The doctors were worried that she had bleeding on her brain which caused the seizure. To further narrow down the cause of the seizure - the doctors will be performing a MRI tomorrow morning at 11:30am. We're not sure exactly what they are hoping to find out from the MRI - but we are praying that everything comes back with an all clear from the doctors! We finished off the day with a visit from Uncle Benny. There are too many cute nurses to keep him away!

Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." We have so much to be thankful for and are so blessed by our little girl. We pray for a wonderful Wednesday and a day that is filled with an overflow of hope by the power of the Holy Spirit!

12 comments:

Shannon said...

Lulu,

I am so glad to see that little Elle had a good day. I can't wait to meet her and give you a big hug! Know that your beautiful family is in the prayers of so many. I love you!

Lisha said...

Can't wait to see her today. "Too excited to sleep."

Love Big Daddy

Becky Mc said...

Good news about Elle, that is a sure blessing. Lisha can I just say how beautiful you look with that baby girl? She is such a lucky baby to have such great parents. Praying today for more good news.

Angelle said...

I am so glad to hear the good news! I can't wait to meet her! If I could hug y'all through the computer, I WOULD!! Princess Elle is in my thoughts and prayers every minute! I wish her another good day!!! Love you and I will see y'all soon!!!
Angelle

Erin DuBroc said...

sweet girl, i am praying for you and little elle. i started balling when i read your post about the delivery...thank you for sharing your heart and life...it's a joy to intercede on your behalf.

i'd love to come visit you if you're up for it.

love,
erin

Jess said...

So happy to hear that the news has been good so far- keep updating :) Elle is in our prayers- she is beautiful and soon you will be able to put tons and tons of bows in her hair!

Emily Morgan said...

It's always great to hear good news!
I hope you guys find some time to sleep soon, and keep the pictures coming!
Little Miss Elle is getting more gorgeous by the minute!
Love,
Em

Amber said...

Lisha and Lee, I am glad to hear the positive news about your little girl. Each one of you are still in my prayers. I cant wait to met here.

Emily Morgan said...

My dad would like to comment on the Elle's bow:

Apparently the nurses put my bow on with a little bit of Vaseline in my hair, when it wouldn't stay in.

just a suggestion :)

lots of love,
em

Nathan said...

Lisha and Lee,

As always our prayers are with you and Elle. We are glad to hear that she is doing well. If she is anything like you and Lee, she will be running around that hospital telling everyone it's time to go. Got places to go and people to see. God's plan has already been put in place, trust him to take care of it from here.

Jess said...

Lisha-use a little ky gel for bows- thats how i keep them in olivia's hair (or attached to her head as she has far less hair then Elle)

Megan said...

Lisha,

We are SO excited for you guys! Just know we are praying for little Elle and can't wait to meet her! She looks just precious!! :)

We love you,

Tim, Lynn, Daniel and Megan Fast