Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tovia the Political Analyst

In this picture, Tovia is clearly wondering about who she would vote for in the coming presidential election or probably more likely why she has to vote for any of them. Either that or why Dad is taking another picture.

Thank you so much for the many prayers that have been offered for Tovia over the last few weeks. God continues to be very good and kind to us and our daughter. When we last reported, Tovia had begun eating momma's milk, just a little bit at a time. She did well for a couple of days, but then things started getting a little backed up. She seemed to have a "slow drain." The doctors took her off the feedings and did another study to check her whole digestive track; the results came back looking better than ever. Her intestine that had been swollen and shrinking looked wonderfully normal. So... without knowing exactly what was going on, the doctors went back to feeding her. We are now on day four or five of feedings, slowly increasing the amount of milk each day. We have now passed the mark we made it up to last time, and she seems to be doing very well. One of the great signs is that the last few days she's been filling diapers like a champ. Everything looks great.

Our current prayer is that she would keep taking her feedings and handle the increases well enough to get her off her IV on Friday. She's got this PICC line, an IV commonly given to preemie babies that lasts longer, but it's due to get changed Friday. The doctors say that if she's cruising with her food, gaining weight, etc. then they will just take the PICC out altogether. That's our prayer.

Thanks again for your support in so many ways. God has clearly heard and answered many prayers.

"The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them." (Ps. 145:18-19)


Molly said...

Aunty Molly loves you sweety! Praise the Lord for his goodness!

Amy James said...

Finally some relief. Aunt Amy has been waiting for a new picture! Thank the Lord for the constant answers to prayer!

Anonymous said...

Such great news -- you all continue to be in my prayers! Go Tovia -- keep filling those diapers!!!!

Take Care,
Karis :)