Avery's Family

Avery's Family

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Things are looking up!

                                            Avery after her bath, this is her first picture without any tubes on her face
                                          Avery getting a bath.  The stiches on her tummy are from where the drain tube is from the shunt
                                          this is where the shunt was put in, you can see the tube under the skin
                                          Mommy talking to me!

So the last couple of days have been a roller coaster. Two nights ago Avery stopped breathing and they had to shake her up a little bit to get her to breathe again. I was sure this was a major set back. To my surprise, things have continued to move forward. All tests came back negative for any possible infection. They pulled her feeding tube and she is taking all feeds by mouth. Her shunt is working fine. They finished the sleep study today and found that the problem has to do with immature lungs. What this means is Avery will go home with oxygen. They are looking to send her home at the end of the week or early next. Jeremy and I are getting CPR certified tomorrow, which is the start of the discharge process. Can't thank you all enough for your prayers, as you can see nothing is impossible.


  1. WOW that is absolutely amazing news. I just got chills reading this! We will continue to pray for her healing along the way! You are an amazing woman and mother Amber! I admire you beyonds words.

  2. Hi Amber Lou...Im finally an "official" follower but I've been following since the beginning. Im so amazed at what a great mom you are. Im so thankful you have your faith because that is what is our strength and yours is so apparent. We love you. Happy things are "looking up" as we all continue to "look up"