Friday, November 18, 2011

Shilo update.

I hit that spot yesterday where I was tired enough that when I hit the bed last night I slept hard.  So although I'm still tired today, I don't feel like I could drop quite so much.  As a result I think I can write a semi-coherent post about our sweet Shilo.
The going ons of the past few days have been crazy fast, but we are settling into life in the PICU for the moment.  Shilo had her heart surgery yesterday morning.  She is a four pound rock star.  That girl didn't miss a beat.  The surgery went much faster than the doctors anticipated, was 'straightforward' as far as a coarctation repair goes, and recovery has gone smoothly.  We are a little over twenty four hours out, and she has needed only tylenol for pain.  She is on some oxygen (she still has an AVcanal that will need fixed down the road which could be the cause for this), and lasix (also likely from AV defect) to keep the fluid of her heart and lungs.  She has started taking some food by an ND tube, and will get to try oral once the speech therapist is here to evaluate eating.
We are finally getting to hold her for the first time today.  We are in LOVE with this little girly.  She seems so calm and laid back with a feisty spirit that is helping her recover quickly from heart surgery at six days old.  So really as far as medically, things here couldn't be going much better than what they are.
Shilo with her matching bow and binky.
Outside of the medical stuff, we could use some prayer for all the adoption mumbo jumbo.  While nothing is going 'wrong' per se, there are a few things that just aren't going at this point.  And of course, we greatly miss our little girly who is hanging out with grandma and grandpa back home.  We can't wait to see Abigail, and for the two of them to meet.  We are hoping that maybe we can skype with her in the hospital room so that she gets a better idea of what miss Shilo is like.  She is going to be such a great big sister, and we can't wait for her to get started on loving on her sister.

So there you have it for now.  I have some great hospital stories that I may share sometime soon, but for now I'm going to get back to sitting her enjoying Shilo.

Enjoying our second daughter,


  1. She is a precious angel and already a diva with matching binky and bow. What a doll! Glad to hear surgery went well. Keep us posted. You guys are in my prayers.

  2. My mom says she's even cuter in person. :) She's a heart-stealer even from a distance.