Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Anabelle's Surgery

On Sunday, Feb. 27th, 2011, Anabelle had her first surgery to remove fluid from her abdomen bc it was so much pressure that it was pushing her lungs up (they are already chronic with BPD) and her kidneys started to shut down.  She made it through the surgery fine, and you can see the tube sticking out of her abdomen there where all the fluid was drained.  That was only the fluid building up just in her tummy, the other had to be peed off, which they were really worried about bc for 36 hours she would not urinate.  They switched a lot of her meds and tried some other things after the surgery to help her urinate, and finally she did!!!  What a relief, bc the resident doctor told us "she may not make it through the day".  Her father and I were pretty devistated to hear that, but we still had hope.  So here's a picture of her 4 days after the surgery, which she still is swollen, but looks awesome to what she did.  Today is actually her 2 mth birthday, so she made it this far!  I know we have a long road ahead of us, but my baby keeps amazing us all the time being the fighter that she is :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

When the doctor calls...

I usually get pretty nervous when the doctor calls bc it's either a procedure they have to do, or saying something doesn't look good... I'm waiting to hear back from him today, but maybe it's good news.  I have to stay optimistic.  Anabelle was up to 2 lbs 14 oz., which is not great this time bc a lot of that is fluid.  Me and my mom are going to see her today, and dad is staying home bc he's not feeling so good.  Here's hoping I post good news this afternoon!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Feb. 26th update on Miss Anabelle

Anabelle is still swollen and sick.  The doctors did not find any infection in the tests they ran, so they did a lumbar puncture today to test for other illnesses.  Hoping they figured out what is causing her to swell so much.  Keep her in your thoughts please.