Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007 - Update

Olivia is out of isolation today which means her cultures have come back negative and we’re probably going to get to hold her tonight! I’m assuming that she will remain on the medication for her eyes. She gained another 20 grams last night, so she is now up to 2 lbs 12.5 oz! They have also increased her feedings to 27cc. She is very close to taking a full ounce. It’s amazing how much we’ve missed not being able to hold her these past two days. I’m sure she’ll miss the peacefulness of the isolation room, but hopefully will enjoy being held again. When we were back in the isolation room yesterday, Ryan and I realized that this is how it will be at home. . .just the three of us as a family. . .together. . .in peace and quiet. I can’t even begin to describe my anticipation for that day.

I have been amazed that so many people have staked their claim of Olivia. “She’s my friend’s cousin, my cousin, my neighbor, etc.” There are people that have never met us, but continue to pray for Olivia’s progress. So many of these people are children themselves and I only hope that Olivia grows up with that much concern about the plight of other people. I have worked since I was 16 years old (well, earlier than that if you consider my babysitting career) and now I look ahead to the toughest job of all. It’s a job that I didn’t think I would ever get to have and that is to raise my precious Olivia. It will be hard work, but nothing is as hard as never getting the chance. I know so many people still struggling to have a family and I ask that you always keep them in your prayers. I remember month after month mourning the loss of a dream and the child I never got to have. I’m so grateful for my beautiful Olivia and please continuing praying for the day that we get to bring her home!!


Anonymous said...

Have you taken off the backpack and put down the dufflebags yet? Remamber, you've got to be healthy for that wonderful day when you get to take Olivia home! If you don't exercise, start. If you do, good for you. Keep it up. If you are healthy you won't tend to have the "Poor Me's". Stay focused on Him and He will take care of you all. Mary and Ed

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that Olivia is out of isolation. What an amazing feeling to know that its just the three of you in there. She seems to be doing fantastic and it sounds that mom and dad are too. (I hope)
Wow! Before I haven't been able to comprehend what a 'cc' was. But you said that she is almost eating an ounce. Wow! That is...a little less than what I had pictured. But no matter how much she eats I'm glad that all her tests have come back negative and that she is gaining gram after gram. Its so calming to hear that she is doing well. Everyday the anticipation of finding out how she is doing, it drives me crazy.
Well, I hope that you will get to hold your little girl soon, I know she will love it! (And so will you)
I wanna see how 'big' this little girl is getting. Please take more pictures! It warms my heart so much, that you can't even imagine. It makes me so happy to see her!
I hope she progresses well this week and always.
Love you all so much!
Stay Strong,