Sigh. I (Robert) just typed out a blog post and clicked "publish," and it gave me an error message and told me to try again. Ho hum. It's late, we're tired, so I apologize, but you're going to get a very abbreviated version. We'll elaborate later on.
-We got to hold Clara some more today. She did OK, but not quite as good as she did yesterday. She's working pretty hard to breathe still, but doesn't look uncomfortable or worn out, so we're hoping that she gets over that without incident.
-Chest Xray was a little hazier today, so they're increasing her lasix a bit to try and squeeze those last bits of extra fluid out of Clara.
-Clara got to hang out with all four of her grandparents today! Clara's Mama K and Daddy Bob (Hardy) drove up from Georgia early this morning to see (and hear!) their grandbaby. We wanted so badly for them and her Big Daddy and Sweet Mama (Davis) to be able to hold her, but since she wasn't doing quite as stellar with being held, it wasn't in the cards for today. Don't worry, I get the feeling they're going to more than make up for it when she's ready.
-Chrissy's birthday was today! So happy she got her birthday wish to hold Clara, because she deserves it. She's awesome. What a great mother. What a great wife. Clara, you and I hit the jackpot, baby!
We took lots of pictures today, but they take forever to upload and it's late. But I WILL leave you with a couple of videos from yesterday that finally finished uploading in the wee hours of the morning:
The first is the anticlimactic extubation from yesterday:
And the second is a tear-jerker; Mommy holding Clara for the first time!
OK, have a wonderful night everyone. We love you and are eternally grateful for all of your prayers and encouragement. Continue to praise God for the ongoing miracle he is performing in our daughter's life.