Friday, January 28, 2011

More on Baby Ally

These last two days have been very busy...lots of calls, emails and at times caring for extra pairs of feet. But it's been good work and hearing Ally's mom report on her progress makes everything seem easy and light.

The first day post surgery was pretty tough. Ally's surgery itself went really well. The doctors were able to get in and make adequate room in her skull for her brain to continue to grow. Everything went beautifully. However, with any sort of surgery, especially one of this magnitude, major swelling is a big part of the healing process.

So, pretty soon after the surgery was over, the swelling and pain started to kick in and continued to worsen as the hours ticked by. Yet, despite these things, her mom (who is an amazing and strong mom) found excellent ways to comfort her. And the good news is that as the swelling goes down over the next few days, Ally will be able to open up her eyes again.

Day by day...hour by hour...things are slowly starting to look a little bit better.

And we're thankful.

We're so thankful.

She has incredible care. The surgeon's hands did what needed to be done. The craniosynostosis has been corrected. Her recovery so far is occurring without incident. She is off IV fluids and is drinking a bottle!! Her Mom and Grandma got to hold her today. And we're only two days out.

There is so much to be thankful for.

Our family is thanking God for His grace and mercy today in protecting our little Ally. Or as her brother brother calls her, his "sweet girl". We can't wait for her to be able to come home.

Continue to pray for strength for her parents and continued healing for Ally. And thank you to all who have been lifting Ally up and remembering her in your prayers.

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