6.04.2009

Leave Me Alone!

...that's pretty much what Avery is telling us right now. Shane and I went to say goodnight to little muffin last night and in the process of talking to her and touching her, her blood pressure dropped and her vitals were unstable. She is on a lot of sedatives right now because she simply won't stay still. It seems that even just slight stimulation makes her upset. So that being said, we are leaving her alone to rest today. It is practically impossible to go into her room and NOT touch her so I am kinda staying out of the hospital today.

When she is left alone, she is stable and continuing to heal. It is my understanding that she is still getting a lot of medication to support her right now. Hopefully as she continues to recover, she will be able to keep her vitals up on her own. She is still on what the docs refer to as "maximum medical support" so hopefully we can reduce that support slowly over the next days and weeks.

Thanks for all the love you are sending- Carissa for all

17 comments:

  1. Carissa--I have been checking all day to see how Avery is! I am so glad she is holding her own and can sympathize that you can't help but touch her! I will continue to pray for strength and healing for Avery. Much love.

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  2. AnonymousJune 04, 2009

    Mini-muffin! she's got 'tude!
    Rachael

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  3. Sending tons of love and prayers your way....keep fighting Avery and holding your own. It is so hard when they have those periods of time where stimulation upsets them and makes their stats go goofy. She knows you love her! Avery keep getting the rest you need to heal and get stronger, so the docs can wean your support. She can't stay still, for she is a fighter!!

    Hugs, Tracy - Ian's mom

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  4. It was the same with our granddaughter - no touching and no talking while she was sedated. Continued prayers for baby Avery!!

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  5. I remember doing the exact same thing to Chad. We were loving on him and the nurse said that we needed to leave! His vitals were going crazy!
    Praying soon that more of the tubes will come off so that you can hold her!

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  6. AnonymousJune 04, 2009

    I cannot help but to look for updates every few minutes. So glad that everything is stable. Continued Prayers for you all. She is certainly a FEISTY little thing!!

    DeLynn and Spanky

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  7. I'm glad Avery is having a stable day and I'm glad ya'll have been able to get out a little. I'm sure she could use some rest and ya'll could use a carefree afternoon. Love ya!! Hugs to AMK and Kaitlyn!! (and you too)

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  8. We couldn't touch or talk to Brayden while he was sedated and paralyzed either. It's so hard! Praying!

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  9. Continued prayers here for Avery's recovery and for you as you wait to snuggle and love on her again. It will happen.

    Love and Hugs, Laurie

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  10. She's a little diva, isn't she??? So happy to hear she's fighting this! Still sending love and prayers.

    Love,
    Stephanie

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  11. "maximum medical support"... those doctors can't find good things to say even on the "stable" days can they? :-) I used to hate hearing that.. I was always like, yes I know.. did they really have to remind me? Anyways, We have been praying for little Avery so hard here! I know it is hard to stay away from her today. Hang in there.

    Much Love and Many Prayers
    Ash

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  12. We went thru the same thing- I remember being in the NICU and having the nurse tell me to stop touching my baby and don't talk to her. It was awful! But Kayla couldn't stand to have ppl touch her either.. it was awful I left that night crying my eyes out! So I know it's hard but you'll get thru it. We are praying for Avery every day.. she is a tough little girl.

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  13. Praying that Avery continues to fight hard..I know it is hard not to touch Avery but u know it is what she needs. She knows how much u love her! Continued prayers and positive vibes headed your way!
    Joanna(CHERUBS)

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  14. AnonymousJune 04, 2009

    I know a little bit about what you are going through. My 1st son was 10 weeks premature and we couldn't hold him when he was on his ventilator. It was hard watching him cry and not hearing anything. I continue to pray for your family. Avery has great angels watching over her. My second son, Will had your mom for 2 years in a row. We sent a post awhile back.
    Hang on, she's going to make it! Danette in CO

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  15. As usual, your blog is one of the first things I check in the morning. I'm praying for you all. Hope today is a stable and restful one!

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  16. I know how hard this is for you to feel like you have no control, because I know YOU! Just do what the docs say and know that sweet baby KNOWS you guys love her. God is ALWAYS holding her even when you can't. Hug our Katie for us instead and tell her how much we love and miss her!

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  17. I think she is this month's CDH MIRACLE BABY!

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