Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just Chillin'

Today has been a decent day for Emma. There has been lots of "tweaking" of the breathing machine to try to find the best settings for her little lungs. The issue is that she is not blowing off her co2 and in order to do that they have to increase the pressures of the machine. When you increase the pressures, you increase the risk of collapsing her weak left lung. So we are walking a tight line here of what is best for her. They started her on steroids this evening to try to help with the lung function and we have had good success. She is still sedated with pain meds and a sedative as needed to keep her calm , resting and recuperating. She has been tolerating her feedings well (yea!) and a repeat head ultrasound this am still shows no bleeding in her brain (double yea!!). I also got to change her diaper last night for the first time!!!! So exciting!


Anonymous said...

Things are going to get better. One day at a time. God doest all kinds of miracles big and small. I love you guys hang in there.

Mike & Christine said...

Just remember in another year or two how excited you are to be changing diapers!!! :) What a joy!!! (that was NOT sarcasm) Praying daily for you guys ... blessings come from God, the giver of all good things, even the blessing to be able to change diapers.

david said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!!! We have been praying for all 3 of you and will keep them coming! Please don't hesitate to call for anything and thanks for allowing us to share in Emma's progress.
With Love, David and Tam

Crysal and Pavo said...

She is the Absolutely Beautiful.
Pavo and I want you to know Lil Emma that we are praying for you and mommy&daddy, We havent met yet but we anticipate an introduction soon, We can not wait to meet you! Rob/Amber
We are sending lots of love&prayers your way, Pavo and I talk about you 2 daily and say a prayer every morning and second that ya'll popped into our heads. Just know that up here in the COLD And FREEZING weather LOL that You are Loved and if there is anything you need, Pavo and I are here for The Garza Familia. Love ya lots
ps Lil Emma when all said and done I hope your prepared for lots of loving from "LA Familia de Villarreal's"
Crystal & Pavo (paul)

Anonymous said...

You are experiencing so many firsts, Amber and Robert!...May God calm and comfort you two as He grows beautiful little Emma. It is amazing how a child can capture a parent's heart...yet, it is just a hint of how God feels.

Anonymous said...


We are praying for you and your baby girl.

Erika & Sarah

Aunt Veronica said...

I am go glad everything is stabalizing for sweet Emma. I am really happy to hear you got to change her diaper for the first time...that is great!!! Most importantly, no bleeding in the brain is AWESOME!!! We are continuing to pray for everyone everyday, multiple times a day :-) We love you!