Happy New Year!

Welcome 2013!  And may you be the year that has no crazy surprises… I think we had enough of those last year, thank-you very much.  And although I know you still might not be an easy year, we are learning to take life one day at a time, or even hours or minutes at a time and we know that by God’s grace alone we will get through anything that you bring to us this year.

But we’ve had a great start so far!   Ava went off CPAP yesterday morning at 7:00 am and hasn’t been on since and her breathing is good, but fast, but I think that’s normal for her.  The nurses have a word for it, ‘tachypneic’ which took me a while to figure out, but now I know it, along with a million other medical terms that last year at this time I would never have dreamed I would know.   🙂

And since she is no longer on CPAP,  she is ready to move up to the fourth floor at Sick Kids!    They are pretty sure they will move her tomorrow, so today was her last full day in the CCU, and it was a good day.  I helped give her a bath this morning, dressed her in the sleeper Grandma gave her for Christmas and had a nice long cuddle with her and enjoyed our last full day of one-on-one care which is wonderful but which we just don’t need any more

Then this afternoon her other chest drain tube came out and boy,  it makes it so much easier to hold her when she doesn’t have so many things attached to her!   And she’s still doing great on the breast-milk and I even like to think that her little cheeks have filled out a little more in the past few days she’s been on it.

So yes,  a good start to 2013.    And I wish all of you a wonderful New Year as well.  We are so thankful for all your love and support.    Your encouragement to us is worth far more than you know!

Happy New Year!

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7 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Such great news, Lisa! So happy to hear how well Ava is doing and what a great step moving to the 4th floor will be! Love seeing all of your pictures of all of your kids too, especially of you holding Ava and how very precious that is. Continuing to lift you all up in our prayers, each day! Love you guys! xo

  2. Happy New Year, Lisa, Jason and Family! What wonderful news you have had in the last two days!! It sounds like it will soon be homeward bound. How exciting! I love reading your updates seeing how God is working perfectly in your lives.
    Love Ev.

  3. hello lisa! i am your cousin Maarten’s wife. jane has been sharing with us about ava and sent me your blog. we have been praying for her and keeping her in our thoughts. we have been enjoying her pictures too as she looks quite a bit like our little guy, evan who is 4 months old. strong genes i guess! our prayers are with you guys.
    hanna vanderstoel

  4. Lisa, I just love reading all your posts and seeing the pictures. I am so happy to hear all the progress that Ava is making. I know how improtant it was for me to breast feed my girls, and I can only imagine the joy it brings you that Ava is getting your milk and your able to hold her.
    I have sent many loving thoughts your way and will continue to due so.
    Hope your able to bring that beautiful baby home soon.
    Love Melinda Murphy

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