Dr. LaPine came in to our room two nights ago at 3am and woke us up. He basically said, we can do all of this other stuff to help Elizabeth, but we can’t do anything to make her kidneys work. They have to on their own. They had done everything they could at that point.
Around 8:30 am that same morning things had not changed. We asked Dr. LaPine if he would allow our kids into the NICU to meet their sisters. He said that under the circumstances he would allow it.
The kids got on a plane around noon and got in town to meet the Marys last night. We took our first “family portrait”.
We tried to sleep in this morning but could not wait to get to the hospital and check on Elizabeth.
It was a long 30 hours, but what a huge Miracle. Dr. told us that Elizabeth peed 9cc’s last night and they can’t believe it, but she is turning the corner. Her swelling has gone down a lot and her head is really good shape. They are very surprised that she does not have any bleeding in her head. Another really good sign.
Ellen is off her respirator this morning and breathing on her own
She does have some stage II bleeding, but we are expecting the best.
We will send pictures of both girls later tonight.
We gotta run. Stacy is getting released from the hospital and they are taking her staples out. We will be checking out the Ronald McDonald house today and try to get set up there for the next few months. Thanks to all of your Marriott donations we will be staying at the Residence Inn Salt Lake Cottonwood til Saturday.
We just wanted to thank you all for the miracle that you were apart of last night. We thanked the Dr. this morning and he said dont thank me, we didn’t do anything. She did it on her own……
WE know how she did it. Praise God!
Photo gallery: Ellen with bow and no breathing machine, Kids first look at their sister, Dr. LaPine with family, Elizabeth gaining on big sister