Jamie again, "guest blogging" for Amanda while she sleeps up in the parents sleeping dorm, hopefully soundly for the first time in two weeks. Hazel sounded pretty ragged for the first few hours after she came back from the OR, but they gave her a couple of nebulizer treatments -- which actually worked this time since she no longer had a battery in there -- and she settled down quite nicely. That is, except for the fact that she has already managed to pull out one of her brand new IV lines and her A-line -- without actually waking up. Oh well, they say it's not a big deal because they will be able to reduce the number of drips she is getting -- I see two fewer than yesterday, anyway. They also reduced her sedatives, so hopefully she will be up a little bit today. I am just sitting here staring at what without the whole respirator apparatus is starting to look like a very filthy and tired version of my baby.


Chelsea said...

I can't think of much more to say anymore, except, Yay!!!

Magoon Family said...

So glad to hear the good news. Any improvements in her condition are a blessing. Hopefully this is the begining of the end of their hospital stay. I bet everyone is looking forward to getting home and resuming a normal way of life.

Brenna said...

More prayers for your family, a friend directed me to this story yesterday and I shared it with my own village of moms. Take good care, many kisses to Hazel.

AlePancha said...

Still praying for you guys and hopefully you had a quiet and uneventfull night...
Glad to Amanda is getting some sleep and that Hazel is coming back.

Jaymee said...

amanda i hope you got some good rest.

jamie you need some rest, too.

hazel i am so happy that you are getting better.

hugs, love, kisses, tons of healing thoughts to all of you.


Big hugs to you and Amanda. Lots of kisses to Hazel.

How is Amanda's MS behaving? I have a feeling that Hazel is going to grow up and see what an amazingly strong mother she has. My thoughts are still with you all.

The Parents Nagle said...

Hazel, Amanda, & Jamie, we think of you every day. We know there is a long road of recovery ahead. We are ELATED to hear that Hazel is breathing on her own. As always you are in our thoughts!!

The Nagles

Emily said...

My name is Emily and although you don't know me or my family, my thought and prayers go out you and your family. Thank you for sharing your little girls experience with all of us - I will take every precaution when it comes to batteries now. Continue to love on Hazel and we will continue to pray for her to come home to you guys.

Emily Kimmer

Misty said...

Hi Hazel, Amanda and Jamie,

We are so happy to hear the news of Hazel doing so well. I am so glad to hear you are resting too. I hope you will be able to go home soon and enjoy the comforts of home again. Thanks so much for updating us all the time. I am so glad you can enjoy your little girl once again and the tubes are decreasing with each day. We are still thinking of you constantly and hope for Hazel to get stronger with each day.

Hugs to all,
Misty Behnke (from Babyfit)

Alayna sends lots of hugs and kisses to Hazel.

* M a r u said...

I am so happy to read this! (in spanish: PALANTE - Keep on going). Warm regards,
Maria Eugenia
Miami, Fl

Jacque said...

Hello, This is Jacque again, Jordan Arnold's Aunt. I am SO blessed to know Hazel seems to be improving daily! Praise the Lord! I did put her on my church's prayer chain and it was subsequently forwarded onto other prayer chains around the country. Also a friend of mine put the prayer out on her facebook account too! Hazel had so many people praying for her. I have sent out an update and request also for continued prayer as she is still recovering! I am so happy for you and your family! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to pray for your beautiful little baby girl! God Bless you and yours!

anna said...

Thank God your baby is getting a little better every day. I'll keep sending her love until she'll be out of the hospital.

Kisses for Hazel!!

AmandaHoyt said...

We are praying for Hazel's full recovery.
Hugs and prayers,

Jennifer said...

beatrice can't wait to see her old lady friend soon! we have been praying continuously for her & now my mom has
her entire doctor's office praying for hazel as well! i have a nurse friend who works up at the convent near you in ipswich i am going to have her tell the nuns to pray........i mean their nuns come on, who better, it's a shoe in, god (or whoever) must listen to the nuns. they have prayed for me in the past and it worked. miss you
jennifer & beatrice

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you and sending good good vibes to little Hazel.

bcv0524 said...

I just heard about your sweet baby Hazel and I wanted to let you know that you are all in our prayers. I certainly pray that her recovery continues and that you will find strength in those that love you during this tough journey you are facing. Best wishes!

Brie & Randy Voelp
Pittsburgh, PA

Wendy said...

Jamie- I love your posts! Keep them coming.

Amanda- I am so happy to hear that you're (notice the correct usage???) finally taking advatage of the parents sleeping room. They aren't the best but its great when you are over tired. And I'm sure you are a walking zombie at this point. Keep getting sleep. Hazel will be home soon getting into everything and running you ragged.

My continued blessings and wishes as she continues to improve.


Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. You have been incredibly strong through this nightmare and Hazel is so lucky to have you both as parents. Know that you are in the thoughts and hearts of every Mother and parent who hears of your story. Stay well and I hope things only continue to get better for Hazel.
-Betsy (Mom of 2 girls-4yrs old and 9months old)

The Biegenzahns said...

She looks BEAUTIFUL and we could not be happier to see/hear the news. GOD bless all of you!!!

Molly said...

Jaime and Amanda - I am so glad to hear that Hazel is improving. It brought tears to my eyes to see the photos of you with her and of her sitting up in bed looking like she's just kicked some serious ass and is ready to do the same to anyone else who attempts to mess with her! You are all so strong and amazing. I'm thinking of you everyday and sharing your experience so that other parents can be aware of the dangers of batteries. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

Debi said...

Just another stranger that has been following your story. As a mother myself I can not even imagine what you are all going through. There hasn't been a day go by since reading your blog that I haven't thought and prayed for your beautiful little Hazel.
Thank you for sharing your story to help make us all aware of the dangers of batteries. I will be more aware of them now and forward along your message.
I will continue to pray for all of you!