Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Appetite's Growing Quickly

The dietician said Bailey almost met her caloric intake requirement all by herself yesterday, which was the first full day she was off of her I.V. food. That's quite an accomplishment. Today her appetite has been even better. She had some of Aunt Vickie's chicken and noodles, some homemade brownies with caramel swirls, one-half of a large sandwich from Arby's, and lots of snacks in between. Between the good sleep and good appetite, Bailey is feeling really, really good. She's spending about half of the day sitting in a chair playing games and doing crafts.

Marissa finally braved wearing a mask tonight! So she got to come in Bailey's room for the first time. She was so proud of herself - she said "It's fun being in here with Bailey, and I can even breathe with this mask on!" I did cover that information with her previously, but she must have forgot.

Bailey wasn't allowed to take a walk today because her blood was a little too thin (falling would have caused nasty bruising or even worse), but we were able to take a wheelchair ride to the gift shop where Bailey made her first purchase - a birthstone ring and necklace. Very pretty!

We're getting the impression we'll find out in the next few days or so what direction we're headed - whether Bailey's heart is recovering or whether she'll get a transplant. So I'm having a kind of nervous anxiety. Bailey's pretty nervous to find out too, but she is so incredibly brave. We talk through our fear so we can stay positive. We'll let you guys know as soon as we find something out.

We heard today that the U.S. Military is flying a boy from Afghanistan to Riley to have open heart surgery. That's pretty neat! We might get to meet him since we're in the Heart Center and I assume he will be too.

Thank you for all your prayers! God is definitely blessing us!!

Love, Angie


9 Comments:

Blogger Sue Figert Meyer said...

Hi Bailey & Angie,
What good news. There is this big box of food over by my files that are need to be closed. It's making me hungry. I've asked Grandma Carol to deliver the Kellogg's Mini-Whests tomorrow afternoon, per Vickie's request. We are surviving here at R & L, looking forward to hearing good news about Bailey's heart and to Angie's return. Sue

9:26 PM  
Blogger Aunt Debi said...

Bails, I am so glad to hear that your appetite is back although I was not worried at all. Remember on Sunday, I told you I had something big to hang on your bathroom door, well it should be here at my house tomorrow and then I will send it right along to you, I can't wait for you to see it. Just remember though, when you go home, I want it back.... Ha Ha! just kidding, maybe. I miss you kiddo, see you soon! I wished a special wish for you today and I think it is going to come true! Lots of Love!. Aunt Debi, Uncle John, Ryann & Grae.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Aunt Vickie said...

Good morning Bailey and Angie. I miss you something awful. We've kind of had a big week, not fun, but big and busy. I'm hoping we get up to see you this weekend. I thrilled Bailey is eating so much better. I'll be happy to make another batch of chicken and noodles anytime she wants! I tried to call last night, but you must have been making your trip to the gift shop. I'll try to squeeze in a call today. Can't wait to see you.
Love, Aunt Vickie.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Myra said...

Another good day! It just keeps getting better and better. Bailey, you just keep up the good work and you will be back at school before you know it. Urgh!

Have you been able to watch KU yet! It was really a good show, showed his personality. He did a lot of smiling! My goodness, he has a nice smile!

You two keep smiling too!

Hugs, Myra

8:40 AM  
Blogger Diane Roe said...

Hi, Bailey and Angie: Grandma Carol and I will see you about 1:30 today with the cereal and other goodies. I saw Dr T. on television last night, and I see why he scared Bailey at first. It's awesome to know that Bailey now has him under control! See you soon. Love, Diane

11:32 AM  
Blogger Nancy DeCamp said...

Hi Bailey & Angie,
Great news! Good food and good exercise and pretty soon you will be saying "Good-bye" to Riley!!!! No offense to Riley. I'm just thinking Franklin Township sounds good right about now. Keep up the great work, Bailey. I'm so excited Marissa came in to see you. We had been praying specifically for her to be able to visit you. Well some things have changed a little so I'm not sure how soon I can get up to visit with you guys. I have to take Mike for a CT scan and neck x-rays tomorrow. They think there might be more wrong with him than just a pinched nerve. No comment. Ha ha just kidding! On a positive note, the girls got their hair done. Angela got a cool red rinse on her hair and Andrea decided at the last minute to get a warm red on her hair and WOW! You won't believe the difference in Andrea with auburn colored hair! Stay encouraged and I'll being seeing you soon!
Love,
Nancy
PS-Do you remember what I told you Angela was hoping to get soon? Well she did. I'll give you the 411 later!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Nancy DeCamp said...

Hi Bailey & Angie,
Great news! Good food and good exercise and pretty soon you will be saying "Good-bye" to Riley!!!! No offense to Riley. I'm just thinking Franklin Township sounds good right about now. Keep up the great work, Bailey. I'm so excited Marissa came in to see you. We had been praying specifically for her to be able to visit you. Well some things have changed a little so I'm not sure how soon I can get up to visit with you guys. I have to take Mike for a CT scan and neck x-rays tomorrow. They think there might be more wrong with him than just a pinched nerve. No comment. Ha ha just kidding! On a positive note, the girls got their hair done. Angela got a cool red rinse on her hair and Andrea decided at the last minute to get a warm red on her hair and WOW! You won't believe the difference in Andrea with auburn colored hair! Stay encouraged and I'll being seeing you soon!
Love,
Nancy
PS-Do you remember what I told you Angela was hoping to get soon? Well she did. I'll give you the 411 later!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Grandma W. said...

Hello Angie & Bailey,
Hey, I finally got on. So glad to see you both doing so well. It is wonderful to see you, Bailey sitting up and doing crafts. It makes Grandma & Grandpa feel so good to know you are improving. It is exciting to hear that you are getting around the hospital. It is such a beautiful place! Keep up the good work of eating, studying and improving every day. Love you, Grandma W.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Annette said...

Hi Bailey and Angie! Every day just gets better and better! How cool!!!!

I've been busy with my mom, but I do plan on baking again for you and would love to bring the goodies down personally. Maybe I'll come down on Saturday. I have to figure out how to get around Riley - I've never been there before!

Keep up the good work and get better and better every day! I pray for you every day and hope you'll be able to go home soon!

I check this site every day and it's great to read all the encouraging news!

Love,
Annette :)

9:31 PM  

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