Day 12 (Thursday) – Día 12 (Jueves)

While waiting in the hallway to the NICU Amelia’s nurse from today walked by & told me that she had waited to feed her until I came!  Breastfeeding success this morning.  Wish I could’ve spent all day holding her!  We had a great time with Amelia, singing, praying, eating, burping & just enjoying all of her facial expressions.  This afternoon was even better!  When we walked in, I (Elizabeth) heard her muffled cries from across the room & when I went & openned the incubator door (the incubator is simply controling the temperature around her) & started to talk to her & touch her back, she immediately stopped crying.  She had worked herself into a fever in the warm incubator with a blanket underneath her & on top of her and crying so much.  The nurse said she was again waiting for me to feed her.  We used baby wipes to cool her down & as she ate the slight fever she had worked herself into disappeared.  After the first week of her life almost not even hearing her cry, it’s so good to know she has the strength to get so upset!  This afternoon she ate & burped more vigorously than ever & was very awake almost the entire hour and a half that we were with her.  Amelia Grace has stolen her parents’ hearts!

The pediatrician-hematologist checked on her while we were with her & told us that they discovered a fungus in her urine & stool and she’s currently slightly anemic as a side-effect of everything else that is going on in her little body.  I love the couple places in the Psalms where it says that God laughs at His enemies.  When the hematologist told us those things I didn’t even feel concerned & thinking of it now just have a desire to laugh in the face of the enemy.  The God we have believed in, who hears & answers our prayers is much greater than any fungus, bacteria, infection, anemia, low-platelet count or plan of the enemy.  If He is with us, who can be against us?  If you are praying for our little Amelia Grace & all that her body is fighting against, please join us in praying specifically for each of these points.  May God’s emminent victory be now & May He receive the glory!

Mientras esperamos en el pasillo fuera de Neo, la enfermera de Amelia hoy pasó y me dijo que había esperado alimentarla para que la pegara yo.  ¡Éxito en lactarla esta mañana!  Quisiera haber pasado el día entero con ella en mis brazos.  Tuvimos un tiempo excelente con Amelia, cantando, orando, comiendo, sacando gases y disfrutando sus expresiones faciales.  ¡La tarde fue aun mejor!  Cuando entramos, yo (Elizabeth) la escuché llorando del otro lado de la sala y cuando fui y abrí la puerta de la incubadora (la incubadora está simplemente controlando la temperatura ambiental para ella) y comencé a hablarle y tocar su espalda, paró de llorar de inmediato.  Se había frustrado tanto a darse fiebre dentro de la incubadora caliente con una frisa abajo y otra encima de ella al llorar tanto.  La enfermera dijo que otra vez me estaba esperando para alimentarla.  Usamos wipes para refrescarla y al lactar la fiebre leve se desapareció.  Después de casi no oírla llorar en su primera semana de vida, es bueno saber que tiene la fuerza para enojarse tanto.  Esta tarde comió y eructó con más vigor que nunca y estaba despierta casi la hora y media entera que estábamos con ella.  ¡Amelia Grace les ha robado el corazón de sus padres!

La pediatra-hematóloga la chequeó cuando estuvimos con ella y nos dijo que habían descubierto un hongo en su orina y pupú y que actualmente tiene un poco de anemia debido a todo lo demás que está pasando en su cuerpecito.  Me encantan los pasajes en los Salmos donde dice que Dios se ríe de sus enemigos.  Cuando la hematóloga nos dijo estas noticias, ni me sentía preocupada y ahora pensándolo me da ganas de reirme en la cara del enemigo.  El Dios en quien hemos creido, quien escucha y responde a nuestras oraciones, es más fuerte que cualquier hongo, bacteria, infección, anemia, conteo bajito de plaquetas o plan del enemigo.  Si Él está con nosotros, ¿quién contra nosotros?  Si estás orando por nuestra pequeña Amelia Grace y todo lo que está peleando su cuerpo, favor de unirte a nosotros en orar específicamente por cada uno de estos puntos.  ¡Que Su victoria eminente sea ahora y que Él reciba la gloria!

3 Thoughts on “Day 12 (Thursday) – Día 12 (Jueves)

  1. Silvia Ortiz (Tonys mom) on July 27, 2012 at 2:16 am said:

    Only God knows the ministry that he has in plan for you, Leo and baby Grace, this is your time to show where your faith is, A+ sister, so good to know that God is enough, that this is a process maybe for all the souls that are watching to see Jesus in all three of you. Our father in heaven is there with you all the time, enjoy your new wonderfull journey as a mom, nothing like it, God bless.Silvia

  2. Silvia Ortiz (Tonys mom) on July 27, 2012 at 2:16 am said:

    Only God knows the ministry that he has in plan for you, Leo and baby Grace, this is your time to show where your faith is, A+ sister, so good to know that God is enough, that this is a process maybe for all the souls that are watching to see Jesus in all three of you. Our father in heaven is there with you all the time, enjoy your new wonderfull journey as a mom, nothing like it, God bless.Silvia

  3. Tamar Finchum on July 27, 2012 at 2:41 am said:

    I’m so glad to hear you have gotten to nurse her and that she responds to you so well. I’m not surprised by the fever disappearing when you held her. Your body regulates her temperature much better than any incubator. I have been praying for you all and am thankful to hear your steadfast faith! You have an unwavering trust in our Almighty God and he hears your cries on behalf of your little one. God bless!

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