Look at this happy girl!!!!! Mila drank another 4 ounce bottle!!!! I've never been so happy as I was today to just hold her and watch her gulp down that baba! She is starting to seem like herself again. I'm almost afraid to type this....but I think we're turning the corner here! About 30 minutes after they took the drain out she really perked up. Maybe it was causing a greater amount of pain than we gave credit to. We knew it was very uncomfortable, but they think maybe it was causing some referred belly pain too. They gave her an extra dose of lasix so hopefully that will help with the extra fluid in her lungs. We are also praying that tomorrow's ECHO shows no signs of fluid around the heart as it did this morning. I seriously cannot believe how she changed so drastically from this morning!! Even her breathing is improving, but not where we want it yet. She is laughing and smiling and just seems so happy! She's also fighting sleep which makes me think she's feeling a bit better too! My heart sooo needed to see her like this after such a rough morning! They still are unsure what caused the fluid build up (other than her recent open heart surgery) and are hoping for a clear chest xray and echo tomorrow morning...that would be another miracle. Please keep praying, your prayers are being heard!
Hi I'm Sarah. My husband Shawn and I adopted our beautiful daughter, Zoya from Ukraine in April 2010. In November 2011, we brought home our second daughter, Mila. And most recently, in 2012, we brought home our third daughter, Sofia Joy! We are blessed to be parents to these beautiful girls and love sharing our journey with others. I'm a former special and elementary education teacher turned stay at home mom.