Saturday, April 17, 2010

Prayers work

When I walked into the NICU today, this is what I saw. No tubes, no breathing machines. Just my Davy girls sweet little face. I heard her cry. I saw her suck on a pacifier. She even pooped for the first time since her surgery. She had a teaspoon of my milk through her G -tube. But the best part of today was........ I got to hold her. I held her for hours and she was awake and alert for most of it. Today I caught a glimpse of her coming home.

17 comments:

jill said...

You honestly amaze and inspire me! I love all your posts and texts. Thanks for keeping us updated and involved. Of course our prayers are with you!

Georgia said...

WOW RUTH.....I am sitting here with big tears in my eyes. What an amazing way to start my day. With incredible news like that. I absolutely love the picture of you holding her.....beautiful!!! Continuing to keep Davy girl and your family in my prayers. Majorly big hugs!!!!!

Two Peas + Two said...

I love the picture of you looking down at her, you look so in love with her. What an amazing day and a sweet baby girl!!

Flora said...

I'm with jill.... I feel so inspired by you!!!!
This update is amazing. Thaks foe sharing it with us!
I'll keep praying for your family!

Melany said...

i love those pictures below of your family around davy but i think i love the one of you holding davy more. the look on your face is beautiful. i'm sure she is so glad to be held by her mom. yay for breathing and pooping on her own! that is SO GREAT.

techn0scho0lbus said...

Your posts are very touching.

LeSavvyShannon said...

Ruth! I am so happy that Davy is doing better...I stumbled across your blog and am so happy I did...even though you won't be doing my hair anymore, it's nice to be able to see how things are going. Davy has the most beautiful eyes.

Laurie said...

What a sweet little miracle Davy is.

I've wanted to say this for the past few posts:

HOORAY for forever families!

stacy said...

this has me in tears. i can't imagine how hard it has been to not be able to hold that sweet little love. i'm always so excited for your posts. thank you for keeping us updated. you are all in out prayers...especially that pretty davy girl.

Paige + Blake Green said...

What beautiful news!!!
I hope she can go home with her family soon.

Nikki said...

That is great news!!! I look forward to your updates. Wonderful photographs...I will cont' praying for her health & homecoming. xoxo Nikki

Kristina and Marcel said...

Hi Ruth! I'm Kristina, we've met a few times over the years but you may not remember me. I'm Nicole (Brady) Thompsons friend. Anyway, I was blog stalking and came across everything you've been going through and I think its amazing what a great attitude you have about it all. I can tell you have great faith and that is sooooo inspiring. Wish you well and hope you're sweet little angel girl gets better soon!

Beth said...

Just a few days earlier when I saw our precious Davy hooked to so many machines, I was afraid that she wouldn't be here that much longer...It was such a wonderful experince to walk in the nicu and see you holding her. I am so glad you let it be a surprice for me!

And then to hear her cry and see her follow you with hers eyes when you spoke...I still get choked up just thinking about it.

Brian Dreiling said...

i'm SOOOO glad for you. hang in there.

Heather said...

I still can't figure out how to pronounce her name... is it like Dave- ee or is it Dav - ee. Confusing for me, but not to you, and yet a cute name either way. I'm glad she is doing better, and the boys (well, some of them, got to see her). I still remember both of us having our first boys on the same day, although we didn't realize it until the next day when my husband came and told me you were just down the hall. March 5th birthdays rock! The black and white photos were just awesome, too. I love how we get to see dad there too! Usually he doesn't get in the pictures, I've noticed. Sorry this is so long, but your precious family touches my heart and just had to let you know....

Pemberley Court said...

Ruth that is awesome!!!!! I am so happy that you got to hold your sweet baby girl!

Been a busy bee working on her lil package! Almost done!

Houston McKennas said...

Ruth and Scott, she is beautiful! What incredibly sweet older brothers. Tae, Afton, and Cate send their (germ free) kisses!