I prayed with Tricia and talked with her about being at peace, and she is doing much better. She seems to calm down when she knows I'm close by.
Gwyneth is doing well. New pic line in today with no problems, and they'll be extubating and placing her on a CPAP Machine. Please, pray that she can "remember" to breathe and will not have to be intubated again. This all means great progress!
Tricia's sister, Megan flew in last night with little Leah, and her husband, Al, and boy, Josh are driving down today...they'll be here for the week! And, my mother is driving up today from home!
Thank you for your concern for Meka the pug. I go home mid-day every day to walk and play and feed her. She is actually in heat right now (parents can thank me later for the conversation starter with their kids), which means I'm getting some good practice with diapers. :)
Thank you for the suggestions for housing. For lots of reasons that I won't take the time to explain, our current housing arrangement is wonderful. As long as God provides for us to stay there, we will stay.
Also, nicknames are completely unoffensive to us. I'm sure we'll have a bunch of different names for Gwyneth in the years to come. Just don't call her ugly. :)
To clarify...I'm completely comfortable with feeding Gwyneth whatever the doctors think is best. Guys will probably understand my previous comment about the milk bank better than the ladies...
If you Facebook, here IS a group to pray for Tricia and Gwyneth.
And, Kim & Matt are taking their boy home TODAY after just one week in NICU!!!! Congrats!!!