Thursday, February 17, 2011

Doing their job

Aurelia's blood reinfusion went as smoothly as can be expected.  It was a very long day at the hospital.  It's never fun watching your child get poked and prodded.  It only took four tries to place the IV this time around, and they didn't have to shave her head like last time.  Our little lady continues to impress her doctors with her strength.  They had to give her a little benadryl to sedate her since it was taking the whole medical team (plus mom) to hold her down.  But all the pain and discomfort of the day is well worth it because we think those stem cells are doing their job.  In the past week, Aurelia has started looking me in the eyes and smiling!  She's always smiled, but she hasn't been able to make eye contact.  Now she responds and laughs when I make silly faces.  She watches people walk around the room.  She's even started to try and reach to grab things.  It's an amazing feeling.  There are still a lot of times when she can't see, and she'll voice her frustration when her vision first leaves.  It's my hope that with some training, a few more stem cells (in August) and a lot of prayer, her vision will become consistent.


Smiling, happy baby!

7 comments:

Sarah said...

wonderful news, Julie. Thanks for sharing. She has the most beautiful smile (and I see that she loves her Sophie Giraffe just as much as Liam loves his!)

Anna said...

What a cutie! I'll be praying for her :)

cory said...

So so so happy to hear this update. That girl is a fighter. I am so proud of her...and YOU for being a brave mama. Love you guys so much, thank you for the update.

Dara said...

yippeee! that's so amazing!

Emily Blair said...

Wow! That is so wonderful - thank you for sharing!

Erika said...

Praise God!

Courtney Dey said...

Julie, we're praying hard! and are so glad to get some good news. By the way, my nephew Judah Moon has the same giraffe. fun.