Day 10 & Day 11
Friday, August 21st & Saturday, August 22nd
The light at the end of the tunnel!!
We've gotten so much great news lately!
Eliza is eating and growing like a champ. She's surpassing every nutrition goal they try to give her and truly showing her Wilder spirit (we're good eaters, haha).
Urology has give her the clear for now. She's showing great output and won't be sent home with any kind of cathing. Just a normal baby with normal baby diapers. Such a great thing! She'll definitely be followed by urology in the future to make sure this trend continues, but we are ecstatic about her bladder/bowel control at this point!
Plastics is still thrilled with her healing and is signing off on us to heal at home. There's been some logistical debate about exactly how we'll get home with a baby that needs to stay off her back. And we're eager to find out what we can do for her as far as movement and the slow stages of changing her over to her back more often as she heals. But I guess that'll figure all that out...
Physical therapy has been coming by every couple of days to show us stretches and excercises to do with her legs. The therapist was able to get her to move both legs even down to the toes!! I seriously could not believe it. We were told no movement from the belly button down would be normal so we are crazy thrilled.
And neurology is our very last hurdle. Thus far, there's been no indication that Eliza needs a shunt in her brain yet (a total shock!). There are no external signs that her brain is under any pressure. On Monday she'll have one last official ultrasound of her brain to make sure that everything is still good, and if so, neuro signs off on us too!
Which means we get to go home!!
I can't tell you how ecstatic we are, and how surprised all of her doctors are. Each speciality just makes comment after comment about what a terrific baby she is and how she is surpassing any expectation they'd every have. J.B. And I have no doubt that this is simply God working to show us His goodness and His marvelous plan for our gal.
Be praying for that Monday scan!
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”