Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Update on Miss Mia

I apologize for not posting an update last week after I visited Mia, but here is one after my visit today! Mia had a pretty good day today, altough she did have to go back into surgery a little while ago to get a new central line. Mia was intubated last week to help give her body a rest. Her little body has to work so hard just to sustain itself and she had been suffering from fevers so the doctors decided to give intubation a try and see if that helps make her more comfortable. She seems to have gotten some rest since being intubated and I'm sure it helps that she is receiving pain meds too. Her fevers have gone away and her heart rate has been low so that is a bonus. She is also gaining weight. She is up to almost 10 pounds. Go Mia! When her body doesn't have to work quite so hard it makes it easier for her to put on the pounds instead of burning the all the calories she receives. They were going to be removing Mia's intubation tube today and trying a nasal intubation to see how she does on that. Maybe then she'll be able to enjoy her binkie again. Mia is of course still such a sweet baby who has had to endure so much. It breaks your heart to see her with all her tubes and know that you cannot just instantly make it better for her. She is definitely one tough cookie, just like her mama. The McDonald's have all been so strong through all of this and I cannot wait for the day when Mia gets to be with them at home!

Thanks for everyone's continued support and prayers for their family!

6 comments:

Riley Family said...

We ar praying for you Baby Mia! And we can't wait to meet you in November! Love, The Riley's

Amanda-The Family News! said...

What a sweet baby girl. My thoughts and prayers are with Mia and family. I have listed your blog on my site for babies needing prayers.

Stephanie M Larsen said...

I can't help but sit here and cry. John was one of my fhe brothers in college and a dear friend. I was wondering if could make a widget for this site and maybe people could start posting it in their side bar. Please let me know. my email is: stephhhead@yahoo.com

Stephanie M Larsen said...

And, please pass on my love to John and his sweet family. Mia is absolutely beautiful. What a special spirit. She will be in our prayers everyday. Love, Steph

Diana & CJ said...

I will totally put Mia's button on my page. This was such a good idea. My prayers are with your family. You guys a re awesome...never forget it.

Nate said...

I saw a link to this blog on another website and couldn't help but feel a connection to Mia and Mom. I, too, have an extremely strong Mia who fought to survive for months after being born at 26 weeks and only 2 lbs. There must be some power in the name! I ache seeing the pictures from the NICU, remembering myself what daily struggles we had and how much those babies work just to stay alive. Please remember others understand your story and your daily plight. God Bless!