Annaleise was released from the Nicu about 10:30 last night. We stayed in a hotel in Fresno last night and made it home this morning. We are so grateful to be home and praise God that she is doing well. The Dr. said that if she were going to crash it would likely be in about 3 days and then she would be in the NICU 7-10 days. So we continue to pray that she will recover completely and will not have to be rehospitalized.
Specifically our prayer is that her left lung would heal and her body would be able to eliminate the residual infection and particulate. We are also praying for healing for her left foot. When they removed her iv they found that it had perforated the vein and her foot is very swollen and blistered. There is an area where the skin is broken and sloughing off. There is one spot that the neo-natologist is concerned has signs of necrotization. Her limbs in general are full of needle sticks and bruises of course, but the foot is an area of concern.
For those who haven't heard:
Annaleise Geneva Elliott
Born May 28, 2009
9' 12 1/2"
22 inches long
Pictures and the birth story are coming soon. Hopefully this evening.