Heidi Update

Heidi is coming along well. The doctor has her on Phenobarboltol to help keep her seizures away and she hasn't had a seizure all day. We talked with the nuerologist, her doctor, and the genetics specialist today and all of them had a postive outlook on her recovery without being too optimistic. I guess you could say that we are not out of the woods yet, but the bears are all in their cages.
She has no sign of infections, no heart conditions, no bleeding on the brain (she did at birth sometime), and is otherwise functioning well. The area affected with oxygen deprivation is a very small area and the doctor said that it probably didn't last over a minute. That's good news.
She still has little electrodes all over her head because they are going to watch her EEG overnight again. I may actually begin feeding her tomorrow. That means I'll be able to hold her too.
Overall, God is good and merciful. Little Heidi is a special gift and we are so glad to be able to know her. She is recovering well and by God's grace will have a bright future.
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers!


Susan Hill said...

Oh, Sis. Loretta, I pray you get to feed and hold her tomorrow!!! It was breaking my heart for both of you today! That will be wonderful news! She is a gift and special to us all, already!!!

Nancy Oliver said...

thanks for keeping us posted! we are still praying. Love ya all!

Gina said...

John and Loretta,

Just wanted you all to know we have and will be praying for you and the family. We confidence in childrens hospital and their staff. But we have a bigger trust in God. Keep the faith.

P.S. don't worry we know pastor knows the way and can make it in record time if need be. LOL

The Teel Family

Susan Hill said...

LOL!!! John & Loretta, I just read the Teel's comment!! They are right, we do know the way and THEY know that we WILL be there no matter!!! I was so glad to be able to feel like "I Know" Heidi by being with her yesterday!!! What a little doll!!

Willman's Blog said...

Thank you so much for your prayers. Heidi is doing much better today, and I know that the Hills would make it there in record time if need be. Even through their super busy schedule.

Candi The Clown said...

Sis. Loretta,
I'm so glad to hear that you have been able to feed/hold Heidi. God is so good! I can't wait to meet her. I feel I know her already. Know that your whole family is in our prayers,Candi