This is a blog for my daughter Scarlett. She was born with a complex congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia. She is my little hero.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sock Puppets

Well, she's had another barf-free morning so far. Around 11am, we turned off the continuous feeds through the feeding tube. She was up to 30ml's per hour and was still barf-free (woo hoo!).  So, around 2:30pm, I fed her a bottle and she drank 2 1/2 ounces. She didn't barf, didn't gag, and took her time. It's been almost 2 hours and she seems to be doing fine.We're just waiting to see if she's gonna keep it down for more than 4 hours. That seems to be the record...

I held her for a little while after I fed her, but she got ansy and wiggly so I put her back in her crib and sang songs to her. She rested for a little bit, but now she's gnawing on her right hand.  I took off the "No-No" off her right arm and put a sock on her right hand (to stop her from pulling out her oxygen or feeding tube.). Now she has socks on both hands. When she starts moving her arms it looks like she's playing with sock puppets. She's having a good 'ol time eating the sock on her right hand.

Right now she's happy. I actually got a smlie out of her yesterday and today. Her voice is starting to come back little by little, too. It is sooo nice to hear her adorable little coos again. : )

Oh, one last thing, she did make a small poop after they gave her another glycerin suppository this morning, so hopefully that means her bowels are gonna start moving again. All in all, she's having a good day. Way to go baby girl!


  1. She looks SOOOOOOO good. She looks SOOOOOOO healthy!!!!! Way to go! You are still in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love to all,

  2. Oh Good!! She looks so darn Cute in your pictures!!

  3. She is such a little cutie! Way to go with the feedings...I am so jealous, but so very happy for both of you!!!

  4. Wow. . . She looks so much more alert than a few days ago. She looks GREAT! It had to be meds and withdrawls causing the barfing and slow gut... I still feel kinda bad about walking in your room and arranging Scarlett's lines and body positioning. What can I say, I was there WAY TOO LONG. But I am sorry. Hang in there. Home has to be within reach!

  5. This is such GREAT news...... So happy for u she is such a trooper!!! what to go Princess !!! <3 <3

  6. PS: She really looks like Violet in those pictures!

  7. She does look really good! Glad to hear that things are looking up!

  8. Melodie,
    You never knew you could be so happy about poopy right? She looks great, you are an awesome mommy! Hugs, Auntie Michelle!

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