You know, they always say to cherish every moment that you have. Some even say, "carpe diem," or "seize the day." This journey has taught us many things. And one of the greatest things that it has taught us is to cherish every moment that we have with our sweet princess, Emma. We are reminded about how great it is to have our sweet girl here, and how blessed we are because of that. I say this all to tell you that we recently found out that a nurse in our unit was killed in a motorcycle accident. He was a great person, so kind and friendly. It is amazing how we forget that this life is not something permanent. Even though we are just a family here, its so sad to think about losing him as a nurse, as a friend to us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends, all the nurses and staff in this unit, and to his family. Those reading this blog right now, say a special prayer for his family, friends, and co-workers. And always remember how precious life is! Hug your love ones often, and tell them how much you love them. We never know what tomorrow holds.
Now to an update on our sweet princess, Emma! She got extubated last week (breathing tube got taken out), and she made it for 12 hours!!! She could have easily kept going but her left lung collapsed. Because of this, they reintubated her (put the breathing tube back in). They have been sprinting her, which is just a short expression for making her work on her own while on the ventilator. Which brings us to today, they are going to attempt to extubate her again! Please pray that this time it will stick, and she can come off of that silly ventilator!!!
She is developing quite the little personality. Case and point, the pictures below:
We are still waiting on the right heart to come our way. Praying daily that it comes quickly, but they say it can take many more months. So keep praying that it comes our way, and that it is the right heart for her!
As always, God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good! Thank you all for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers daily!
By the way, check out our new video to the right!
1) That this time, when they take the breathing tube out (extubate), she will stay extubated!!!
2) That the perfect heart will come our way!
3) That we will stay infection free.
4) That we will keep growing.
5) Pray for the family, friends, and coworkers, of our nurse that passed-away in our unit.
6) And be sure to thank God for the blessings that we all have daily!