Saturday, March 15, 2008

I hope you're all assuming no news is good news...

...because you would be correct!  Julianne is doing exceedingly well!  In fact, she's been moved out of the CICU and to the floor (the cardiac inpatient unit)! 

Everyone says she looks great and we'd have to agree. :)  We were expecting Julianne to be pretty fussy as we'd heard that after the Glenn babies are more fussy because it causes headaches.  She's actually been even less fussy than she was before her surgery.  She's not even on any "hard drugs", just Tylenol and Motrin.

Julianne been working on drinking bottles too.  She took 15-20ML on 4 different occasions already.  Today hasn't been so great with the bottle drinking, but we're working on it.  We are totally excited that she hasn't thrown any of them up.  She will have a swallow study later this week to reevaluate whether or not she needs an NJ tube or an NG tube.  We're hoping that the NG tube will be the verdict. 

Julianne's heart rate has been normal and has continued on Captopril  She will be started on a new medication called Plavix tomorrow.  This is to help prevent blood clots.  She will have an echo on Monday to check out how her heart is doing.

Thank you for all your prayers for our little button.  We thank God everyday for Julianne and for how she's improved!   Please continue to pray for her, as we know you will.

Finally, today was our 6 year anniversary.  Jessica's parents stayed with Julianne while we went out to eat to celebrate what has been a very special year!  It was nice to leave "hospital land" for a little while tonight. :)




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20 comments:

leanne said...

Kent and Jessica,

We are so happy to hear how well Julianne is doing! God is good! We are continuing to pray daily for her recovery and also for both of you. Your faith and trust in God is such a testimony and an encouragement. You guys are a blessing to us.

Happy Anniversary!

Leanne Cole

Anonymous said...

Happy 6th Anniversary! I was just mentioning the fact that you hadn't blogged since yesterday early and said it must be good when I checked one last time before bed. Jack says she is just going to be one of those "miracle" babies. I agree although we really know that our Faithful God always hears the prayers of His children and answers in His will. Sooo, thank you Father for answering these parents, relatives, friends and unknowns' prayers for Julianne! Much Love,
Kelley & Jack O.

Anonymous said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL ANNIVERSARY GIFT!!

It makes my heart feel so good knowing that she is doing so well!!

She is such a good little baby:)

I continue to pray and thank God for all his blessings.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

Love to all
Aunt\Great Suzette

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm glad you got to celebrate. Tell our friends, Grandma Margaret and Grandpa Lenny, hello from us. We are so thrilled to hear that Julianne is doing so well. We'll continue to pray for her complete recovery. Love to you all,
paul and sherry z

CountryCouture said...

Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Sing, O Earth, His wonderful love proclaim!
Hail Him! hail Him! highest archangels in glory;
Strength and honor give to His holy Name!
Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children,
In His arms He carries them all day long

Greg Finch said...

I can't wait to spread the news in Arise and everywhere at Riverside. Know our prayers are with you all - Greg

Anonymous said...

That is such GREAT news!!! i'm sooo happy for you guys!!!

and Happy Anniversary!!!!

<3 Kirstin

Anonymous said...

We are so glad to hear how well Julianne is doing!! Praise God!
Happy Anniversary ~ Glad you got to have a little quiet time together to celebrate. We will continue to pray and give thanks for you and Julianne.
Erin C.

Anonymous said...

That is all fabulous news. What an answer to so many prayers. We're continuing to pray for her recovery and will pray that her swallow study goes well also. Happy Anniversary!!!

Love,
Meredith L.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I know your sweet baby's successful recovery is the best gift ever.


Love to all
Aunt Sarah

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled to hear how well Julianne is doing after the surgery. She is such a trooper!! I know that the outing for your anniversary was a wonderful time for the two of you and I thank God that you were able to have that time!! We appreciate the updates and continue to pray for speedy recovery and a healthy heart!! Go Julianne on the eating also!!

In Christ,
M White

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! We are so encouraged by your news and will continue to pray for the feeding issues. We love you all and look forward to your return home.

Love, Judy & Neal H.

Anonymous said...

We are still thrilled to hear she is doing sooooo well!!!!! We know she's one tough little cookie.... : )

We'll keep all of you in our prayers for a soon return home.

Hapyy Anniversary, too!!!!

Luv

A. Stac

Anonymous said...

Kent, Jess and Julianne,

I just got back from a retreat and believe even more than before I left home. It is his work carrying all of you through this experience, as you know. I am sure he has a good reason for this which we may never know. To hear this good news is so great, what a feeling, huh? Happy Anniversary to you both and I am sure Julainne would say the same. Happy, Happy Mommy and Daddy!!!!!

My Love,
Kathy Cheramie

Jason, Denyse & Hannah said...

Fantastic News! We thank God for His blessings upon Julianne. He is the GREAT Physician! We pray she continues to do so well and that you will be home soon.

Jason, Denyse & Hannah

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news!!!
Happy Anniversary Kent and Jessica !! We love you all and continue to pray for the continued uneventful recovery of Julianne. As she grows and gets stronger ! Can't wait to see you all back home again.
Love Aunt Naomi

Anonymous said...

Dear everyone,

Great news again!! Keep those praise reports coming because we all need something to be just extremely glad about!

Thanks for the faithful blogs and pictures. We love you all.

Matt & Patti Galey

Anonymous said...

Wow! What great news!! In our bible study last week we studied how our God is sufficient--He is enough! He is our wonderful Father and He continues to watch over your precious family.
Happy Anniversary!
Love to All
Ernie and Carlette B

Anonymous said...

I have been following your story on and off for some time now. My daughter was born with DORV- she is now almost one. It is amazing how similar our situations are...Hannah was in the hospital for her Glen on our 6 year anniversary too!!! She had hers done back in September. I wish you the best of luck in your journey!!

SGiles said...

Sorry...my last post didn't show my name...

Sharon
http://cshgiles.blogspot.com/