Rhema had a better day today than yesterday. So far, no infection, no inflammation and no bad reports from the labs! She has also avoided any more IVs and antibiotics for the moment and is taking anywhe... MORE
Considering Rhema's gap condition and elevated CRP numbers yesterday, one of the evening doctors ordered an IV and antibiotics even though no positive cultures came back from the ongoing tests. They were about... MORE
Rhema had a hard day today. She has been poked, stuck with needles and has been made generally uncomfortable, but she has been a great baby through all of this. Her "gap" is more pronounced by this evening an... MORE
This morning the neurosurgeon evaluated the "gap" in Rhema's incision on her back and the potential of fluid leakage in the gap area. Good news is the doctor is not overly concerned about this and he allowed h... MORE
We will be discussing physical therapy options and corrective measures for Rhema's feet on Friday, so we are looking forward to that.
In other news, we had two steps forward and one step back today. They all... MORE
Rhema's neurologist still has reservations about allowing her to be placed on her back even though her stitches are out and she has been repositioned from side to side throughout the day for the past few days. ... MORE
What a difference from a week ago! We keep seeing more and more activity in Rhema's legs, ankles and feet. In this pic you can see that she has a little more strength in her left leg now as she can draw it up f... MORE
Rhema continues to do real well. Today, we even saw movement in her legs and ankles. She would draw them up when we were waking her up for a feeding. Her stools are becoming more solid which we are told is a ... MORE
The staff thinks we are feeding Rhema milk shakes as she is quickly gaining weight. Just a few days ago she was 9 pounds 4 ounces, then the following day she jumped to 9 pounds 8 ounces. Today she is now 9 po... MORE
I would like to start by saying that prayer works! Little Rhema has been doing fantastic in her recovery and exceeding expectations.
Since the last update she had such elevated levels in her blood over a shor... MORE