Friday, October 28, 2011

A New Look

Good news. The tests overnight revealed another positive trend and she is not intubated as of 8:30 this morning.

Instead she remains on CPAP, which sort've resembles a yellow billed blue bird.

Make fun of this kid and I'll come after you.


My name is Chaia. My parents have mutated genes. But I'm still freakin' cute.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

YES! She is sooooo cute! Those eyes tell it all, she is so alert! Don't you just wish you knew what she was thinking with those big beautiful eyes looking at you? continue to PRAY for Miss Chaia! Love her!!! ps. Thanks for the updates Ben!

Angela Marshall said...

I love how the mask pulls her lip up showing that adorable gummie grin! Love getting up everyday to better news than the day before. Keep showin us how its done baby girl

Sandy said...

You hang in there, baby girl, and keep fighting and getting stronger!! We love you so much and God is with you!!!

Gramma2u2 said...

She is our little miracle!! Thanks for the updates. She is BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you God for each and every moment!!

Jen Azar said...

"Yellow billed bluebird" - LOVE THAT! Sounds much cuter than Great Uncle Doug's CPAP which we lovingly refer to as "Darth Vader". I'm checking the blog constantly every day and LOVE seeing pics of our precious diva and reading the updates. This Auntie is bustin' her buttons with pride over how you and Shaina are allowing yourselves to be used by God! Praying continually.... We love you!

Anonymous said...

She certainly is sooooo cute! Excited to hear the good news. And thank you for your continued teachings....referring to last night's post. Love you all. Still kneeling and praying for God's will and strength for you all.
Love, Sharon and Bruce

Anonymous said...

There was never a question about the cuteness :o) We love Little Miss Chaia (and her parents with mutated genes)! Praying and praising God for another night and another new day!

The Blake Family said...

Way to go Chaia!!! and Thank You Lord! Thank You for the updates, praying without ceasing! On our knees for Chaia!!!!

Courtney said...

the other day she was a baby turtle (your finding nemo quote), today a bird...tomorrow...?
God is so Good!

Anonymous said...

Go, God!

Anonymous said...

Praise God!! Stay strong Chaia!

Anonymous said...

She definitely is cute and God is good! Becky Gross

Erica said...

You hardly notice the mask because those bright eyes catch your attention! Keep up the good work, Chaia!

Wood said...

Praise God for the continued positive trend. Such good news. And yes, she is very cute such great big bright eyes.

Go Chaia! Go God!

Anonymous said...

She is so stinking cute you guys. Vince and I are praying for Chaia and have our church family also praying for her. I show Korben pictures of Chaia everyday. I tell him someday he will get to see Chaia and have a play date.

Anonymous said...

how wonderful to see this and not the tubes in her mouth. God is so good. Keep kickin butt Chaia!

mary said...

Beautiful no matter what !!!
Keep going baby bird -we love you !

Anonymous said...

You don't know me, I am a freind of Amanda Kissell Sloan and Ben's aunt, Judy Buss. Have kept you all in my prayers since I heard about Chaia's trials. God is a merciful God and he hears every prayer. This little angel and her parents are touching lifes all over the world. Still praying in Wooster, Ohio

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah! Praise be to God through whom all blessings flow. I love it when God gives us glimpes of His hand at work. Reassuring us that He is forever on the throne and in full control. Somebody said Go God! I say Amen!

Anonymous said...

She wears it well. Not everyone could do that.

Anonymous said...

Very cute! ---best halloween costume ever!!....Love & strength to all...Yea GOD!!
The Snoke's

Cathy said...

She is so stink'en cute...absolutely adore her. God is good...all the time! This is fabulous new...keep updating please, makes my day.

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures! And even greater is the positive trend. Still praying for God's will for Chaia. And strength and comfort for Ben and Shaina. I am so thankful that you have shared your story, your family, your honesty, and your faith with all of us. We are all bleesed by this little girl. Praying in KY :)

heather graham said...

Yay! I squealed in my car after reading this - I am so happy for your family. Go God, go Chaia!!!

Anonymous said...

She is absolutely beautiful and GOD is an AWESOME GOD! Praise him for great news and his continued grace!

Anonymous said...

We have to agree with the rest...major cuteness factor going on here. Seems like she's won us all over! Praying so much for you all!!!! The Schrocks

Anonymous said...

We can't wait to hear this beautiful little bird sing! Love the pictures and the updates.
Still on my knees for Chaia.
Diane Firis

Blaireli said...

Not just cute...gorgeous. <3 Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Price said...

My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all. This little girl is changing hearts, and transforming God's people. My church in Hartville will be praying, as well as ATS. I'm a friend of Alisha's.

Livin' Like Nobody Else...Today for Tomorrow said...

What a blessing she is, and I don't even know you guys. Praying for you from central Illinois.

Anonymous said...

She couldn't be more beautiful! We pray for her every day... The Silliman Family

TinaD said...

The cpap allows mom & dad to hear Chaia singing! Thanks for the updates, love sharing even the smallest blessings. Still praying for you all. Tina D

Kelly Hunt said...

Your family's testimony is beyond anything I could ever phathom! We are praying for Chaia and for you guys every night!

Mizzle said...

There's no denying she is the most adorable girl in the midwest; however, they couldn't have made the straps Brown and the "beak" Orange??? Did her Steeler-fan nurse have something to do with this??
Love YOU more than you know!

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD!!! HE is so AWESOME and so is CHAIA, our "little bird." Ben & Shaina you are all 3 in our prayers constantly--we check her status every day in the a.m. and p.m. Your faith and strength from God is AMAZING, and you have moved us to tears on more than one occassion. GO God and Go Chaia Joy!We love you all and pray for God's continued strength, peace, and presence!!! Her eyes speak volumes!!! Love, The Sayre's

Anonymous said...

She certainly is a gift from God and they are all precious. Yeah God for all the good things so far. Prayers continue!!!! Chaia wins when we kneel!!! God is good...all the time! All the time...God is good!!!

Maryann

Anonymous said...

She is so adorable!! I am at a lost for words right now. My son is 6 months old and I couldn't even imagine. You guys are so strong and Chaia is amazing. Praying for your family.

jarush07 said...

praying for Chaia... she is absolutely stunning... her eyes are gorgeous... nothing to make fun of her for... :) Praise God for a good day!!

trish said...

Trish,,,She is so beautfull,a little angel and a fighter,Mam and dad keep been strong as well,just look at her little face that has touched the hearts of people that have never even meet her.