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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Notice Anything Different????

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

(Above: check out my new look!!)


So today my mom took me down to the hospital while Brian was at work. We got there at noon once visiting hours began. My mom got to meet one of my primaries today - Keisha. My mom and I were just admiring Kennedy. She is just looking better and better everyday. It is so hard to take your eyes off of her. Keisha broke the news to us that Dr. Abhraim was trying to wean Kennedy off of her ventilator - WHAT! Off her ventilator? Keisha said that if all goes well and Kennedy's gases come back good today they would be extabating Kennedy this afternoon. I think my mouth was at the ground at this point. I did not even know that this was an option or that the doctors were even thinking of extabation at this point. I was full of mixed emotions. I was so excited, nervous, and scared. I wanted that darn tube out of her mouth more then anyone could ever realize, but I didn't want them to take it out to soon and then have to re-intibate her.

However, Dr. Abhraim reminded me that we have to give Kennedy a chance. We need to give her a chance to prove everyone wrong....everyone that kept saying that she was not going to be able to ever get off her vent. I quickly ran out of the room to call Brian and tell him the good news. We were both on cloud nine. My mom and I left around 2:30 so I was able to get home before Brian got off of work. As soon as Brian walked in the door I was rushing him to get in the shower so we could get back to the hospital. I was trying not to get my hopes to high just in case they were unable to perform the extabation that day.

As soon as Brian and I walked in the door we saw our little girl laying there with no breathing tube! It was probably one of the best days I have had since she was born. She looked so good. I swear she had a look of relief on her face. I was so proud of my little peanut. She did it all on her own! Her hard work and determination paid off.

Greg came down that night to see his little niece. He was the first one besides Brian and I to see her new look. Greg brought us dinner and we sat and chatted during shift change. I was so antsy, I just wanted 8:00 to come around. We went back into Kennedy's room and began talking with her nurse Michelle. Before I could even ask, Michelle asked if we wanted to skip the bath and hold her right away - of course we did. It was just like I remembered it. She felt so good in my arms. I had her laying belly to belly. I think that is one of her favorite positions. She laid there and just stared at Brian and me.
I had the biggest smile on my face the entire day. I don't care what the outcome of all this is. All I know is that I have the most special little girl in world. She is not even able to talk and she has already taught me so much. I think she was put here in my life to make her presence heard.


L_O_V_E said...

OH MY GOSH! im jumping with joy! i came to check before i went to bed and what a wonderful surprise it is! im so proud of her! yeah kennedy! Auntie Andria loves you!

Danielle said...

A friend told me of your situation and gave me the link to your blog. You and your family are in my prayers every night. I am so glad to see that your beautiful daughter has improved. I will continue to pray for her health, and your strength!

Palazzolo said...

kennedy is one strong girl! she has melted my heart. we love you guys. keep up the good work kennedy.

uncle vince and aunt donna

Alex Palazzolo said...

OMG i am so happy. I love all of you so much!!

Aunt Cathy said...

Kennedy is proof that there are angels among us. She's a fighter like the rest of the women in the family. You're always in my thoughts. I love you guys.

Aunt Cathy

Aunt Cathy said...

Kennedy is proof that there are angels among us. With the women's genes in our family, she comes by being a fighter honestly!! Keep the faith. You're always in my thoughts. I love you guys.

Aunt Cathy