Saturday, September 13, 2008

Day 8

Another update from Kira's mom:

Kira is out of ICU finally! One of the several tubes in her neck was removed. Ross got to watch. He said it was about 4-5 inches long. We don't know how many more there are.
I took the baby down for another visit last night. Went well. Speech Therapy put up a sign above her bed reminding us to encourage her to try to talk vs. nodding her head. It is so frustrating for her to try to communicate though. You can tell she is thinking something but it doesn't come out right. YET. I keep telling her she is getting better and will continue to get better. I ask her if she understands and she does.
Called the nurses' station this morning. Nurse said Kira is so sweet and that when she went into the room this morning, Kira showed her baby pictures. She said she was proud. Nurse also said she is working on getting her a private room today. This wasn't even Kira's nurse! She said visiting hours are from 11-8 but we can come anytime. Nurses are anxious to see Baby.

Also, Kira stood up yesterday with the help of the doctor. Great news!


Allison said...

Sounds like things are moving along! Great to hear that you stood! Thinking of you as always!

Amber said...

This is such encouraging news! I hope you are feeling equally encouraged Kira. Although I know this must seem like such a long process for you. Please know that I am still praying for you daily and thinking of you always. Your Mom has been so great to keep us updated via text messages and Andrea/Valerie are doing a great job too! I can't wait to give you a hug!! Hang in there! :)