Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Recovery Begins

Today felt different because there were no scheduled procedures. Lila had a good night of sleep and woke up groggy and grumpy. She took a big nap in the morning. We had several visitors, including some awesome ladies who played songs from Frozen on the guitar and brought a basket full of Frozen swag.

We took a trip around the 6th floor in the wagon. Lila was not hugely impressed. She kept saying she wants to go outside.

Callie seemed really at-ease in the room today and even asked to return to the hospital after dinner. You can tell she's processing everything in her own way, which includes thinking of TV shows that she and sister can watch together when Lila comes home.

Around lunchtime, Lila asked for something to eat, which was a big deal. She requested mac & cheese, and KEPT IT DOWN! This meant that her NG tube could come out.

After the tube was out, she started acting like a different child. She was singing and asking to play with toys in the bed. The difference was almost instantaneous. We think she even smiled a little and she definitely cracked one of her "NO, DADDY" jokes to something silly Luke said.

She has been asleep since 6:00pm. We'll see if she goes on through the night.

Special shout-out tonight to our folks (Callie and Lila's grandparents), who are knocking it outta the PARK this week: Taking Callie to school and dance class, cleaning the house, tending the dogs, raking leaves, doing laundry, hauling boxes like a stevedore ... all kinds of above-and-beyond things to make this situation smoother for us. Love you guys!


  1. Praying for you guys and asking for an overwhelming sense of peace and encouragement as you face these oh so difficult days. Asking for a very calm night full of lots of deep sleep and sweet dreams of Ana! Lots of love!!-Mimi Sanders

  2. So glad today was a little easier. Thinking of you guys!

  3. I'm so glad today had so many highs for you guys!!! Lots of prayers coming your way!