Audrey Update – 10/16/2007
We have completed a wonderful weekend with Audrey being able to receive visits from her extended family. The hospital graciously provided us with a private patient room just outside the ICU where we could have as many visitors as we wanted. At one point, there about 15 of us (brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents) all squeezed in. Everyone was able to take a turn holding her etc. On Sunday, a professional photographer donated her time and resources and took a bundle of pictures of Audrey and her family. We have been provided every conceivable courtesy – and beyond – by the hospital staff. They have anticipated our needs and accommodated our every request, and we will be forever grateful.
On the medical front, Audrey is doing very well. She is recovering nicely from the intestinal issue – so well in fact that today we were able to have the last of her ‘tubes and wires’ removed. For the first time since she was just hours old, she is free of them! Just to clarify (as we had to do with the doctor) – her doing well should not be taken as an indication that her overall underlying condition has changed. Her time with us will still likely be short – but at least for now it is of a better quality. She started feeding from a bottle yesterday and has been eating pretty well – and on a regular basis. That will make the transition much easier as, in a day or two we hope to bring her home!!