Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Day in the PICU

So I slept in today because I knew I would have some pretty big adventures waiting for me once I woke up.

At rounds, the doctors decided to terminate my milrinone. I have been on that for 74 days. But I am really trying to kick my drug habit. I'm now getting nothing through continuous IV drip.

Then, with my mom away shopping for the morning, my Dad picked out my outfit (I hadn't really worn clothes for a few months!) and got me ready for my Jazzercise class.


My neck muscles need to get stronger to support my massive eyelashes, so it was a tough workout today.

Then, after a hard workout, I went to the spa with nurse Kristen and got in the hot tub for the first time ever.


The Bubbles kind've got out of hand and, word to the wise, they don't taste all that great.

After all that excitement, I needed a nap. Dad tells me I've got to get my rest so I can watch the Browns-Steelers game tonight with him.

He says that watching the Browns produces Christ-likeness and that when Jesus was talking about the last being first, he was talking about the Browns and Draft Pick order.

I hope you're working on t-shirt designs for the contest my dad put together. It will help people remember me after I bust out of this place. So far he's only got three design entries, so I hope you will humor him.

Thank you for praying for me. I win when you kneel.

14 comments:

Gramma2u2 said...

Chaia your such a little beauty. I'm glad they have taken you off another med. and hope that you do well without it. Sorry Mommy missed your first real bath. (or did she).. and Dad's really can pick out little lady clothes. Praying each day for your healing. Bless you little one.
Love from Judy in WV

Michelle said...

She looks Adorable!Love the pics.Glad she had a good day.Praying in KY

Anonymous said...

Dear Chaia: Sometimes we worry about your Daddy! You look like you had another fabulous day. Pink is your color! We will keep praying for you and the Browns.

Steph Wright said...

Sorry to burst Daddy's bubble, but I think the best blog entry to date is this one written by Miss Chaia. I sense you'll go far in Power of the Pen. ;) Love you Chaia, and still praying for you daily!

Anonymous said...

OH, little girl you are so-o-o-o beautiful!!! Your Daddy did a great job of wardrobe selection and your day at the "spa" looked delightful. Keep up the great job Chaia, and as always we will keep the prayers going too. God Bless you little one, and Mommy & Daddy too. love ya, Glen & Denise S:)

Anonymous said...

Dear Chaia,
I haven't had the pleasure to meet you formally but I have been praying hard for you and your family. Your day at the spa looked great and I agree with some of the others that your dad did a great job at picking out your outfit. Please tell your mom and dad that I will continue to pray for them and for you. They have been awesome examples and servants for Christ.

Love you all!

Anonymous said...

She is so cute and always brings a smile to my face. We are still praying!!! The Schrocks

Cathy said...

Sweet precious Chaia, how beautiful you are. I am so jealous of your spa day. Still on my knees praying for Chaia

Anonymous said...

LOVE her spa day pictures!! she looks like she had a blast!! :) sorry the game didn't turn out in your favor, but i'm not that sorry since it worked out for me, LOL. *mm

Anonymous said...

Sweet sweet Chaia.... Your pictures made my day! I'm so glad you had fun at your spa day and your daddy did a wonderful job picking out your outfit! Wonderful to hear you are being weaned off another medicine. Know we are kneeling as you do this and we pray for you and your mommy and daddy every day. Even though we have never met, you are loved and prayed for daily in Springfield. Keep getting better baby girl. Go Chaia go!

The Blake Family said...

What a great post! This once again made my week! She is such a beautiful baby and those eyes are just breath taking! Thanks for sharing the pics! Continuing to kneel for that beautiful angel of yours!

MamaMarty said...

Praise to the Great Physician for yet another milestone reached. May HE continue to touch you, darling Angel Chaia and may HE bless Mommy and Daddy too. Daddy you did a great job picking out her outfit!

Courtney said...

this is making me cry tears of joy. I love seeing her in clothes and doing normal baby things. Her eyelashes need their own zip code. she is soooo gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

So thankful Chaia's doing normal baby daily things! She is beautiful, those eyelashes are unreal! All she will have to do is blink once and Daddy will melt! Hope Shaina got to see some bubbles too! Thanks for sharing pics! God Bless all and hope the IVs stay turned off!