Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Seraph Update

Look at that happy girl!  Notice the eye-teeth? She's still working on some of them (Angel is getting them in, too.) It's scary because Seraph will wake up screaming in pain.  Last night it took me an hour to calm her down - holding, rocking, singing, and patting her tummy.  (That's after I gave her Tylenol).  Part of me worries that her pain is from something else - something more serious.  But, it comes and goes and acts a lot like teething.  And, Angel's going through it, too.

Besides, look how happy she is!

Notice that her nasal canula is clipped to her shirt instead of taped to her cheeks. That's because she refuses to let it get anywhere near her face.  We've switched to 4 L oxygen on blowby.  This time, we try to keep it clipped to her so she's always sitting in a pocket of oxygen.  The cardiologist told us that this was acceptable for her heart condition.  (She doesn't need the positive pressure from the cannula, just the oxygen itself.)

Physical Therapy today!
Seraph loves standing; loves shuffling around to get toys that are just out of reach.  Today we practiced putting her down between my legs so she'd have to step over my leg to get anywhere.  She is good about picking up her right foot, but likes to just drag her left foot.  (She balances best on her left foot, so she's more scared of falling when she's off it.)

Seraph makes sounds more often now!  "Aaaaaaaah" is still the running favorite.  She talks to her toys now, instead of just reacting when people talk to her.

She also LOVES to dance.  She sways back and forth to the music - but not every song.  By far, her favorite song is ABCs/Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  She could listen to that all day long!!  (no, really)


Safire said...

That is one happy kiddo! :) Glad to hear she is doing so well. And she looks so good too! Yay!

PS- Expect a package shaped like a book in the next week or so. Can't wait till you read it...we'll have lots to talk about.

Fine Art by Jennifer said...

She looks very happy! She's loving life.

Sassy Chica said...

Awe, she is too cute and happy she does look!!

Your blog is darling!!

Sassy Chica

Salsa Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Thought I'd return the gesture and have fallen in love with your story and family. I will be praying for you and your beautiful children. I will be following to stay updated.

MsBabyPlan said...

Thanks so much for your great advises. These were what I needed. The cottonseed was a revelation. Thanks again.

Jessica said...

I love this picture of her. She looks like she's having a great time.


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