Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Milestones of 3s

I have a 3 year old. Thats right. Livi is 3 now. We had a FABULOUS party at the hospital for her in ICU. The Child Life department there let us parade 15 people into a conference room to have cake and go in a few at a time and see Livi. They decorated her room with balloons and banners, brought in wrapped presents, decorated the conference room and brought in a delicious cake-- just for my girl. It was so fun! Congratulations, Olivia! You are 3 and your dad and I could not be more proud of you. You may be one of the few 3 year olds that didn't run around or eat cake on their birthday, but you are here and you are a fighter. You are learning and growing (quite literally) every day. We see more of the truth of God in your life than in any other and for that we have to be eternally grateful.

The other 3 milestone? 3 months in the hospital. Boo. But, Livi is doing great. She is off the ventilator and is, as of today, on the smallest amount of oxygen they can put her on during the day and on some CPAP at night, though they are planning to try her on just oxygen tonight instead of the pressure of the CPAP. She is more like herself, though still having some trouble with withdrawal symptoms from the sedatives. We do not have a timetable for coming home yet, but it is not too far out, as long as we can keep her from getting sick again.

Here is an Easter picture with her in her Easter dress. A girl has got to show off her holiday threads, even in the hospital...

Please excuse the goofy look on her face. I have no idea what she was doing, but this was the best one of the three of us anyway.

1 comment:

  1. Look at that cute hair on that top picture. Happy Birthday, Olivia!