Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tuesday Top Ten

Kate continues to show a little bit of progress each day with a just a few tiny bumps along the way. It's been pretty calm today...but just a couple of the highlights...9 good and just 1 bad!!!

1. She took a 7oz bottle this morning...more than she has even taken, even before surgery. Now...she hasn't repeated that...but still...that was an exciting start to the morning.

2. Dietary came in and she is doing okay with the "official calorie count" She needs 850-900 calories a day and yesterday she took 840! That's good news...plus today she told us about a couple calorie boosters we can add on those "bad" days. I was expecting it to be much worse!

3. She was up .1 kilogram...about 3 ounces or so....and that is just in 1 day. At least we are on the right track.

4. Mommy got a break today and pampered herself with a pedicure...it was nice to just sit back and relax.

5. No doctors reports or changes to any of her meds...she remains stable. She just has a really high mortgage payment right now for her choice of living conditions.

6. She was a little gaggy during dinner tonight and lost some of her dinner...so Gayle and I are headed out for a quick bite and then will try again when we return.

7. She is sleeping well...soundly for 8-9 hours. That is good news if we are thinking of coming home.

8. Our care conference has been set for Thursday at 4:00 p.m....all of our choice doctors will be there!

9. We got a very nice package in the mail today from Aunt Amy's work...snacks, games for Seth, toys for Kate and a very generous gift for mom and dad! THANK YOU PATENT AWARDS.

10. Auntie Gayle took her on a wagon ride and has been quite the entertainment for Kate...they are constantly giving each other raspberries.

Love to all!


Melissa said...

That's a great top 10! You should write for David Letterman! Glad to hear things are going well. Gotta appreciate those boring days in the PICU! Take care and best of luck on Thursday. I'm glad they were able to arrange all your favorite docs to be there!

Anonymous said...

At 4 on Thursday...we'll be sending good thoughts and can't wait to hear the reports. It feels like the roller coaster is slowing down and I feel comforted to know the bumps are less frequent! Yeah, Kate on the great bottle intake! Sleep well tonight and drink up tomorrow, kiddo!:)

Judy Davis said...

Dear Krista, Glad to hear that you had an "easier" day today. It is so very good to hear good news about your cutie and that she is eating well!
We hope that you have some good news on Thursday, at least as good as can be expected.
Love ya, Judy & Charlie

Samantha said...

What are the special calorie adders on bad days???? My Micah is struggling with adding/keeping weight as well and I am looking for any help there is. I am so glad to see Kate is doing better...I follow you guys all the time.
Heart Hugs,

Deanna said...

Hey girl! It was great to chat with you today and hope that it was somewhat encouraging for you!!! Hang in there, sweetie! Sending a hug!

Mel said...

I've been thinking of you all so much and looking forward to an update! I'm praying for great results from tomorrow's care conference.

Matthew 7:11 (Jesus speaking)
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!